BrainSTEPS (Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents, & Students) is a brain injury school re-entry consulting program for Pennsylvania schools that was implemented by the Brain Injury Association of PA. This program, which was created by the PA Department of Health in 2007 and presently networked through PaTTAN, increases awareness of and strategies for the complex issues facing students returning to school after an acquired brain injury.
Funded by the PA Department of Education as well as the Bureau of Special Education and the PA Department of Health, Intermediate Unit teams across the state are comprised of multi-disciplinary professionals who receive extensive training on the complex issues often experienced by schools who are educating students with brain injuries. The Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 BrainSTEPS team consists of a fluid group of school psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, a vision specialist, as well as a parent representative. Members are available for consultation to partnering Adams, Franklin, and York county school districts and families as they prepare for injured students to return to school. Referrals are accepted from parents, physicians, agencies, school districts, or other service providers by completing needed documents on BrainSTEPS Refer a Student
Note that BrainSTEPS cannot become involved without the explicit consent of the student’s legal parent or guardian.
Please contact the BrainSTEPS office at BrainSTEPS@iu12.org or call 717-624-6470 for additional information.
Paper referrals are also accepted by completing the documents below and sending to BrainSTEPS@iu12.org or FAXing them to 717-624-6519