The Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George
Washington University has been granted a three-year charter by the university for a
Center for Education and Human Services in Acquired Brain Injury. The mission of the
Center is to contribute to the improvement of the lives of people with brain injuries and
their families by conducting scholarly studies integrated with graduate level professional
preparation in education and human service fields related to brain injury. The emphasis
of the Center's research will be to bridge basic and applied research about the impact of
brain injury on children, youth, adults and families with new knowledge about
implications for education and human services. Initial funding for development of the
Center was provided by the Jason Foundation in Radford, Virginia. In addition, 1.5
million dollars was awarded from the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special
Education Programs, for a five-year professional preparation grant to re-establish a
Master's Degree Program in Special Education and Brain Injury. The MA Program is
one of several professional preparation programs planned by the Center.
For further information about the Center, or about the M.A program, contact Janis
Ruoff, PhD, Center Director, at (202) 973-1032 or e-mail Jruoff@gwu.edu.