ERIC Number: ED354711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Deaf Blind Children and Youth. Final Performance Report, 10/01/89-9/30/92.
Nezol, A. James
This final report describes a 3-year project to provide services to all children (approximately 144) between 0-21 years with deaf blindness in Colorado. The project addressed seven areas: (1) information for identification, (2) technical assistance to develop services, (3) home-based services to infants and toddlers, (4) transition services, (5) parent support, (6) consultation and training, and (7) registry/census. A principal focus of the program was the provision of interagency services in a collaborative mode led by an interagency council. One conclusion was the need for regionalization of resources in such a large state. Accomplishments toward seven objectives are reported in terms of the project's goal and project year, including: providing information for identifying and referring infants and young children with deaf blindness; providing technical assistance in assessment and program development services for infants and preschoolers with deaf blindness; providing support services and consultation to parents, especially in rural areas; and maintaining an updated state registry of infants, children, and young adults with deaf blindness. Conclusions and recommendations are also given for each objective. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado