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Pediatric & Adolescent Task Force


The Pediatric and Adolescent Task Force is comprised of multiple disciplines collaborating to improve the lives of youth with TBI and acquired brain injury.  We currently have multiple projects in progress and sponsor the Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium,  held annually at the ACRM conference.

The Task Force welcomes new members who are interested in pediatric acquired brain injury.



Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa

Julie Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, FACRM
Senior Health Scientist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Drew NageleDrew A. Nagele, PsyD, CBIST, CESP, FACRM
Clinical Professor
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nagele NeuroRehab Consulting, LLC
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2021 GOALS

  • Transition to Adulthood Working Group Systematic Review – Jaclyn Stephens, PhD
  • Continuation of the Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Symposium
  • Build collaborations with Pediatric Networking Group and Pediatric Stroke Group
  • Member-initiated projects and collaborations




  • Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Symposium
    • 2020 Speaker: Dr. Peter Meulenbroek, University of Kentucky
    • Title: Using a Model for Well-being as a Framework for Client-Directed Goal Development in Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mild TBI Task Force – Dr. Drew Nagele
  • Family Working Group – Symposium at ACRM 2019 Conference – Jennifer Lundine, PhD
  • Collaboration with the National Coalition on Children’s Brain Injury (NCCBI)
  • Collaboration with the ACRM Pediatric Stroke Group
  • Transition to Adulthood Working Group Systematic Review – Funding application to ACRM Evidence in Practice Committee – Jaclyn Stephens, PhD



About Mark Ylvisaker

Mark Ylvisaker

Mark Ylvisaker was a pioneer in the field of pediatric brain injury whose work emphasized practical approaches in everyday activities with emphasis on collaborations. Mark passed away in 2009.

Jointly sponsored by the BI-ISIG Pediatric and Adolescent Task Force with support from the ACRM Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group, the annual Mark Ylvisaker Memorial Pediatric Brain Injury Symposium will continue Dr. Ylvisaker’s influence on the field of pediatric brain injury by focusing on the values he emulated.

Learn more history of the Ylvisaker Symposium >>



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