Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion

Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all by celebrating diversity and inclusion. During the month of March, Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 celebrated the following: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Women's History Month / International Women's Day, Gender Equality Month, Brain Injury Awareness Month, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Down Syndrome Day, Spread the Word: Inclusion Day, and Social Emotional Learning Day.
 
 
In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, CIU 20 would like to highlight the CIU 20 BrainSTEPS team. The BrainSTEPS program was created to build a bridge connecting the medical, rehabilitation, and education sectors with families following student (K-12) acquired brain injury (ABI).
 
ABIs can cause cognitive, physical, socio-emotional, and behavioral impairments that impact classroom performance and learning. The original BrainSTEPS model in PA is currently funded by the PA Department of Health and the Bureau of Special Education of the PA Department of Education, and is implemented by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.
 
 
The CIU 20 BrainSTEPS Team is a multidisciplinary group of IU and district representatives. Team members provide consultation to support school teams in the development and implementation of educational plans for students who experience an acquired brain injury.  Our regional team is led by Ms. Jennifer Curtis, Supervisor of Special Education and Ms. Christina Williams, Supervisor of Health & Nursing Services.