Project BRAIN

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 Left-Right:  Carrie Carlson, Wendy Ellmo, Liz Thompson,

Jennifer Lindberg, Paula Denslow, Evan Kersten

Teri Powell and Jennifer Rayman.

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Brain Resource And Information Network

Project BRAIN is a resource and training network for educators, families, and health professionals who support students in Tennessee with Traumatic Brain Injury. Our mission is to improve the educational outcomes for our students. Traumatic Brain Injuries can happen to any one at any time, and a concussion counts! A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year at least 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States.

Although TBI is very common, many medical and education professionals may not realize that some difficulties can be caused by a childhood brain injury. Often, students with TBI are thought to have a learning disability, emotional disturbance, or receive other misdiagnoses. As a result, they don’t receive the type of educational help and support they really need.

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.

"At a Glance" Overview of Project BRAIN 


This project was supported, in part by grant number 90TBSG0003, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.  Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

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