National Study- Vets with TBI Reintegration to University

Veterans Health Administration convened a workgroup in May of 2010 to explore ways in which the educational needs of veterans returning to school through the GI Bill.  Workgroup members included VHA staff from the Office of Mental Health Services Therapeutic and Supported Employment program,   staff  affiliated with the Compensated Work Therapy programs who have been providing various forms of support to veterans and colleges in this arena, CWT clinical staff providing clinical support to veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury, VHA clinical staff providing direct services on university campuses and non-VA University staff who have conducted research on how to best support these needs.  The recommendations of the workgroup will be covered in this presentation. Members of the workgroup will also present specifically on the work they have done in regard to Supported Education as separate panel presentations.