Sharon Grandinette, MS-Ed, CBIST

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 for children with acquired brain injury. She has worked in public schools as a special educator and administrator for over 25 years, developed/administrated 2 private special education brain injury schools, and spent 3 years as director of a children’s post-acute brain injury rehabilitation program. Sharon was an adjunct instructor in the graduate special education credentialing program at California State University Dominguez hills for 18 years.  She was instrumental in developing the TBI authorization for the California Department of Education, haswritten articles and a book chapter on the topic of children’s brain injury, and was the guest editor of the Brain Injury Professional for their 2017 pediatric issue. 

Sharon currently serves on the board of the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), and has served of the boards of the Brain Injury Association of California, the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, The WE CAN Pediatric Brain Tumor Network (now Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation), and The California Association of Physical and Health Impairments (CAPHI).  She is a member of the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society, as well as the National Collaborative on Children’s Brain Injury. She has presented at both national and international conferences specifically on school reintegration and educational strategies and working with children with brain tumors in the school setting.  Sharon was recently awarded the 2018 Clinical Innovator Award by the North American Brain Injury Society.  She owns and operates Exceptional Education Services in Redondo Beach, CA, where she provides consultation and support to schools and families dealing with children with acquired brain injury, and expert witness services to attorneys in pediatric brain injury cases.