Who qualifies for this program?

  • Need to have a documented brain injury.
  • Need to have completed rehabilitation and have returning to college as a “realistic” goal. Usually the neuropsychologist’s report will indicate this. For example, clients who need constant care or are still confused would not be ready for this program.
  • Need to be accepted to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college.
  • Students do not need to be attending the University of Minnesota to participate, but they do need to have transportation to meet face-to-face with coaches on the UMN – Minneapolis campus. We provide parking.
  • We are not currently equipped to support students with serious mental health diagnoses (e.g. bipolar disorder) or students with addictions. We can support students with depression as long as they are under the care of a physician.
  • We are not currently recruiting for our College Program. We will update the website when the program is again admitting new students.

Research from the NeuroCognitive Communication Lab (NCCL)

Dr. Mary Kennedy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Mary Kennedy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP runs the NCCL, where her research is focused on understanding and managing the cognitive and language problems of individuals who have sustained a brain injury.