What is Project Brain?

WHAT IS TBI? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as an acquired brain injury caused by an external physical force, resulting in a functional disability that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. WHAT IS PROJECT BRAIN? Through a partnership between the Tennessee Disability Coalition and the Department of Health’s statewide Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program, Project BRAIN was created to improve educational outcomes for students with a TBI. Federally funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Project BRAIN is addressing how best to support students with TBI through:

Partnering with TN hospitals to promote effective communication between healthcare professionals, families and educators.

Reaching out to families & students to share helpful tools and resources. Providing training and ongoing support to schools, families and healthcare providers in the early identification of children with TBI.

Connecting all school faculty and staff to topical resources, information, and classroom supports. Raising awareness about TBI.

TO SCHEDULE A TRAINING FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION CALL TOLL FREE

1.888.643.7811

Paula Denslow, CBIS Director / Trainer – Middle TN Phone: 615.383.9442 ext. 8616 paula_d@tndisability.org

Wanda M. Baker, BASW Resource Specialist / Trainer – West TN Phone: 901.813.8595 wanda_b@tndisability.org

Jennifer J. Rayman, Ed.S., CRC, CBIS Curriculum Coordinator / Trainer – East TN Phone: 865.803.5995 jennifer_j@tndisability.org