The Arkansas Brain Injury Support Program serves all 75 counties in Arkansas. Our 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, 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.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a significant public health problem in the United States. A traumatic brain injury disrupts the normal function of the brain, and can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a related injury.


Children have the highest rate of emergency department visits for traumatic brain (TBI) injury of all age groups. TBI affects children differently than adults. An injury of any severity to the developing brain can disrupt a child’s development, and may result in restrictions in school and participation in activities (e.g., sports).  As a result of TBI, children can experience changes in their health, thinking, and behavior that affect learning, self-regulation, and social participation, all of which are important in becoming a productive adult.