2024.04.25 – ABI in Teenagers and the Transition into Adulthood (Recorded Webinar)

A Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers recorded webinar featuring Sharon Grandinette, M.S. Ed., CBIST.

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Aired live on April 25, 2024.

Note: A certificate of attendance/ACBIS CEU certificate will not be available with the purchase of this webinar after April 30, 2027.

In this Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers webinar, Sharon Grandinette, M.S. Ed., CBIST, addresses the issues and needs of teenagers with ABI as they transition from the protective world of education to opportunities offered in the community for young adults. Topics include educational, social, and emotional challenges; specific components of community integration available after exit from high school; and strategies and interventions to support post-high school educational and vocational opportunities.

 Session Objectives:

  • Describe the educational, social, and emotional challenges faced by teenagers as they transition into adulthood.
  • Identify the specific components of community integration available to teenagers after exit from high school.
  • Discuss strategies and interventions to support post-high school educational and vocational opportunities.


  • $50 for professionals (includes 1 ACBIS CEU)
  • Free for survivors/family caregivers (no CEU)

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Sharon Grandinette, M.S., Ed., CBIST is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist/Trainer and a nationally/internationally recognized consultant who focuses her work on school reintegration and post school options for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury.  She provides consultation to schools, advocacy for families via trust and private funds, and expert witness services in pediatric ABI legal cases. 

Sharon worked in public schools as a special educator and administrator for over 20 years, developed and administrated two private special education schools for children with ABI, and spent three years as director of a children’s post-acute ABI rehabilitation program that included an educational program. She was also employed as an Educational Consultant for The San Diego Rehabilitation Institute serving adolescents and adults with ABI, and with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she participated in a school reintegration study for children with brain tumors. She was recently an invited speaker at the University of Uppsala, Sweden where she presented on school reintegration for students with brain cancer. 

Sharon was an adjunct instructor in the graduate special education department at California State University Dominguez Hills for 18 years. She was instrumental in developing the TBI authorization for the California Department of Education.  She has authored/co-authored articles and contributed to book chapters in the field, and was the guest editor for NABIS’ Brain Injury Journal: Acquired Brain Injury in the Pediatric Population (Vol. 14, Issue 3).

Sharon currently serves on the board of the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), was a founding member of BIA California, and served on the board of the BIAA’s Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. She is a member of the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society.  In 2018, Sharon was awarded the Clinical Innovator Award by the North American Brain Injury Society.