ERIC Number: ED436906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness. Grant Performance Report, October 1, 1995 to September 30, 1999.
Idaho Univ. Boise. Center on Developmental Disabilities.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of Idaho's 3-year program to enhance the quality of educational and community-based services for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with deaf-blindness. The project provided technical assistance to service providers including public and private agencies, institutions, and organizations who provide education, transition, vocational, early identification, and related services to children and youth who have deaf-blindness. It also provided support and training to families of children with deaf-blindness. Primary services provided by the project were early identification of infants, children, and youth with deaf-blindness or who were at risk of being deaf-blind, technical assistance to families of children in Idaho who are deaf-blind, development of a parent-to-parent support list, development of a local, state, and national resource directory for families, development and maintenance of in-state expertise, consultation and technical assistance to service providers throughout the state, and development of an advisory board to represent the interests of all children in Idaho who are deaf-blind. Ongoing coordination and interagency collaboration occurred with public, private, local, and national resources. This report describes the project's conceptual framework and justification, goals and objectives, activities and accomplishments, problems, evaluation, and impact. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Consultation Programs, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Early Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Infants, Information Dissemination, Inservice Education, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ. Boise. Center on Developmental Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho