Supported Services

​BrainSTEPS Project

The BrainSTEPS (Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents, & Students) Brain Injury School Re-Entry School Consulting Program assists Pennsylvania schools in creating educational plans for students re-entering school following an acquired brain injury.  Acquired brain injuries (ABI) are brain injuries that occur after birth and include both traumatic (TBI) and nontraumatic (nTBI) brain injuries.

The CAIU BrainSTEPS is comprised of members from varying disciplines who have received extensive training on educating children with brain injuries.  The team members are available to provide consultative support to school teams and families of students returning to school following an acquired brain injury. Supports include school re-entry planning, intervention selection and implementation, educational plan development, concussion management, training, resource sharing and awareness training.

For more information on BrainSTEPS services and the referral process, please visit the website at or contact the CAIU BrainSTEPS team leader using the information listed below.

The BrainSTEPS program is jointly funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is implemented through the Brain Injury Association of PA.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Timothy Dorsey
Supervisor - Special Education

(717)732-8400, Ext. 8614