ERIC Number: ED394239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project. Final Report.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the 3-year federally supported Minnesota Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project. The project provided training and technical assistance, information sharing, and support services to families of children with deaf-blindness. Activities and accomplishments included: collaboration with other projects, on-site technical assistance visits to schools and families, publication of a newsletter, facilitation of greater involvement of parents and families, formation of a Transition Resource Team to identify and address needs in the area of transition, identification of new children with deaf-blindness, efforts to define Free Appropriate Public Education standards for this population, development of a collaborative effort at the Minnesota state schools for the deaf and the blind, collaboration with similar projects in other states, participation in a conference for Usher Syndrome youth, provision of local inservice training for teachers, and implementation of an annual Summer Institute and an annual family weekend. Individual sections of the report describe the project's mission, goals and objectives, problems and resolutions, research and evaluation findings, and impact. Attachments to the Final Report include: two pamphlets; a copy of "The Deaf Blind Inquirer" (vol. 1, no. 1); a calendar of events; "Parent Pages" Manual; Needs Assessment for Parents of Children with Vision and Hearing Loss; Activity Sheets for Children Suffering from Deaf Blindness; and a Guide to Services for Individuals with Deaf-Blindness. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Deaf Blind, Disability Identification, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Special Schools, State Programs, Student Placement, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.