Return to School Virtual Conference

Best Practices in Return to School


The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) is pleased to announce our upcoming virtual conference, Childhood Brain Injury: Best Practices in Return to School. The conference is offered free of charge courtesy of our conference sponsors the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration and the TBI Council of Washington. 

The conference: will be held May 21, 2021. 

Learn more: Topics and Speakers Registration Link
Explore strategies for return to school following concussion in children.
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What We Do

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In 2018, Oregon was one of 10 states awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —a cooperative agreement under the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program. This program is funded...
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Family Support

A brain injury can alter life forever, for the person who sustains the injury as well as those in a relationship with that person.  The more you know about brain injury the more confident you will be in your ability to cope with these...
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Research Matters

We provide brief reviews of research literature relevant to educating students with concussions and other brain injuries. These research briefs provide summaries of newly released studies highlighting the key point for easy access....
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Recorded Webinars

Access recorded versions of CBIRT’s webinars featuring experts in the field of brain injury including: Gerard Gioia, PhD, Michael Koester, MD, Audrey McKinlay, PhD, David Kracke, JD, Jim Chesnutt, MD, Ryann Watson-Stites, PhD,...
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Participate in Research

Are you interested in participating in a research study? CBIRT researchers are looking for participants to help answer important questions impacting the lives of individuals with TBI and their families. Check back for open opportunities...
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Latest News

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At a Glance


CBIRT was established at the UO in 2013 as a center whose primary mission is research and training in evidence-based supports for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).


CBIRT’s research in childhood brain injury has included studies examining school-delivered academic and social support interventions and validated practices from the field of special education that are applicable for students with TBI.


A major focus of CBIRT’s work has been in professional development for educators who work with students with TBI. Lack of awareness contributes to many of the challenges of serving students with TBI.


CBIRT is viewed nationally and internationally as a respected source for information, resources, and evidence-based practices on brain injury for researchers, educators, families, and individuals with TBI.



Thank you again – these are great resources Educator Colorado
Thank you so very much for getting back to me so soon and for all the wonderful information. You really just made my day and I am so very excited, thank you again this could be... Family Member Oregon
This info is fantastic! Thank you very, very much! What a wonderful resource you are for the world of brain injury. Educator