The leading killer of our children. A brain injury occurs every 20 seconds; 1.7 million Americans sustain a brain injury annually, while there is an estimated 5.8 million living with the debilitating effects of injury. Therefore, it is important to disseminate knowledge in the area of brain injury. Brain injury does not discriminate. Brain injury does not care what race religion, gender, age or economic background you come from. It’s an equal opportunity disabler.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014) cites Traumatic Brain Injury as the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults. It is most likely to occur in children aged 0 to 4 years, adolescents aged 15 to 19 years, and adults aged 65 years and older. Unfortunately, education services and supports are limited or nonexistent in the realm of public education.
Dr. Katherine Kimes is a brain injury education specialist. She has dedicated her life to working with children, adolescents and young adults with brain injury. Her consulting business, ABI Education Services, LLC provides supports and services to remedy this unmet need and is a platform to promote system change. Dr. Kimes provides consultation, training, transition services and in-school support for children, adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injury.
“I have known Dr. Katherine Kimes for over 10 years. She is one of the most remarkable educators I know working with children, adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injuries. Dr. Kimes is an excellent speaker, teacher, personal coach, and consultant. She brings a unique set of skills that are rarely found in other professionals.” ~Ronald C. Savage, Ed.D., Chairman, North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)
Learn more about the services her consulting business provides at www.ABI- EdServices.com. Dr. Kimes can be contacted at 412-586-7906 or 864-316-6814 or via email at KKimes@ABI-EdServices.com.
Dr. Katherine Kimes is an entrepreneur of the Volunteers of America Working Order small business incubator.