1. Special Education
Any person who is 26 years old or less, has TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and has not graduated from high school may be eligible for special education services in Michigan. A federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), mandates that special education services must be provided to eligible persons. This law requires school districts to provide, at no cost, special education services to eligible persons with disabilities, including brain injuries.
Michigan law requires each school system to develop an educational plan for each eligible infant, toddler, child and youth. These programs are called the Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) and the Individualized Education Program (IEP). In addition, your school should provide counseling services to those students not qualifying through IDEA but who may need emotional or cognitive assistance.