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ERIC Number: ED363046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
National Symposium on Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind. Proceedings (McLean, Virginia, December 5-7, 1992).
Reiman, John W., Ed.; Johnson, Pattie A., Ed.
This national symposium was held to identify critical issues and "best practices" in providing services for individuals with deaf-blindness and to develop strategies for future actions. The symposium focused on several specific topical areas in an effort to find ways in which resources might be marshalled at the federal, state, local, family, and personal levels to address the issues collectively. The topical areas discussed included: early intervention, population/demographics, family services, psychosocial services, communication, personnel preparation, educational services, independent living, adult services, self-determination, and technology. Presentations and reactions are provided for each topical area. Recommendations of focus groups are also presented, in the areas of education, personnel preparation, families, adult services, funding, and research and development. The text of the keynote presentation by Joyce Ford, titled "Beyond Typical Thinking, Beyond Today," is also included. References accompany most of the presentations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Communication Skills, Deaf Blind, Demography, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Human Services, Independent Living, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preschool Education, Psychological Services, Public Policy, Self Determination, Social Services, Staff Development, Technology
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Oregon State Coll., Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.