March 20, 2008

Building Capacity: Supporting Children with Brain Injury and Their Families

Source: BIANYS

Building Capacity: Supporting Children with Brain Injury and Their Families

Friday, April 25, 2008, 8 am - 4 pm.

NYSUT Headquarters, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham NY.

Sponsored by Project LEARN: Living Education and Resources Network, a program funded by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

About the symposium

The purpose of this symposium is to build professional skills and family capacity to effectively support children with brain injuries. Attendees will be introduced to Project LEARN, a program funded through the DDPC to help family members and school staff respond to the challenges of children with brain injury. The web-based LEARNet System for Problem Solving and Consultation is a product of Project LEARN. A demonstration and discussion of LEARNet will be followed by break-out sessions for professionals and family members.

Who should attend

This symposium should be attended by special educators; related services providers; school psychologists; school nurses; school administrators; rehabilitation specialists;
physicians, nurses, and health care professionals working with children with brain injury and their families; advocates; parents; and providers; and representatives of
community programs.

About BIANYS

The Brain Injury Association of New York State is a statewide non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with brain injury and their families, and promotes prevention. Established in 1982, the Association provides education, community support services, a toll-free Family Help Line, chapters and support groups, prevention programs, services for returning veterans.

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