Statewide P/HD & TBI CoP Meeting

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 9/30/2021 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/2/2021 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Kelly Bredeken
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 612-638-1522
Location: Virtual Meeting
Facility: Virtual Meeting
10/4/2021 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Statewide Physical/Health Disabilities & TBI CoP Meeting 

Morning Keynote Topic - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
“Josh’s Story – Recovery from A Severe Traumatic Brain Injury”

Educators are not first responders and may not fully realize the extent of trauma and care individuals receive following a TBI. When a severe injury occurs multiple areas of the brain can be affected. Yet, by the time the student returns to school, the injury is often invisible, which can lead to assumptions that the brain is fully healed, and the student has returned to their baseline. Josh’s story will allow participants to hear from first responders. The morning’s keynote topic will address the following learning objectives.

  1. Broaden knowledge of early hospital interdisciplinary care for patients with severe TBI.
  2. Increase awareness of the impact of unexpected trauma in a youthful person and its emotional impact on parents and family members.

In virtual breakout room discussions, participants will identify strategies that provide for a successful return to school experience

            Kary Briner, MS, LICSW – Traumatic Brain Injury Center Coordinator, Hennepin Healthcare
            Stacy Stickney Ferguson, MSW, LICSW – Pediatric Brain Injury Coordinator, Social Worker III, Hennepin Healthcare
            Kelly Bredeken, MA, Ed.S – Statewide School TBI Specialist, MN Low Incidence Projects

Afternoon Keynote Topic – Physical and Health Disabilities (P/HD)
Federal and State Sources of Accessible Education Materials
Minnesota Department of Education - Minnesota Accessibility Center (MAC) Open Office Hours an Invitation to Participate

Open Office Hours for the Minnesota Access Center (MAC) is a new project from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). The purpose of the MAC is to provide information and timely support to educators and related service personnel regarding assistive technology (AT), accessible educational materials (AEM), and accessibility.
Open Office Hours is an opportunity for education professionals to ask questions and receive help and support from specialists and vendors.

Kristin Oien, Specialist for the Blind/Visually Impaired, Minnesota Department of Education


{The contents of this meeting do not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government. Funding for this event is made possible with a grant from the MN Department of Education. The source of the funds is federal award Special Education – Programs to States,CFDA 84.027A.}

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Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.