Arkansas Brain Injury Support Program

The Arkansas Brain Injury Support Program serves all 75 counties in Arkansas. The mission is to promote positive outcomes for students with brain injury by providing leadership, support, and service to students with brain injury, their families, and the districts who serve them. Services are provided through a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), which includes professional learning, online resources, and consultation. The Arkansas Brain Injury Support Program is dedicated to building cohesion among state agencies to improve coordination and communication between the medical and educational systems of care. 

Who We Serve

The Arkansas Brain Injury Support Program works with public school teams to support the needs of students with acquired brain injury from either traumatic (TBI) or non-traumatic (tumors, stroke, etc.) causes. 

Services We Provide 

General Assistance

  • Web-based resources including access to professional learning videos and tools to help with educational programming
  • Professional learning opportunities offered statewide throughout the year
  • Collaboration with state agencies including hospitals, clinics, community providers, and university programs to improve coordination of services for students with neurodiversity
  • Quarterly newsletter

Targeted Assistance

  • Regional and local district coaching for brain injury teams
  • Professional learning cohorts on specific topics such as executive function 

Intensive Assistance

  • School team consultation on student-specific brain injury education programming including school re-entry following brain injury. Referrals can be made through CIRCUIT.

For more information, please contact:

Amy Goddard, CBIS, Brain Injury Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Learning Services, Special Education
Office:501-319-7333 ext. 108
Cell:501-580-6408
Fax:501-379-8387
Email: Amy.Goddard@ade.arkansas.gov