ERIC Number: ED436914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness: Illinois State Project. Final Performance Report.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a four-year federally funded project in Illinois to provide technical assistance to agencies and organizations providing early intervention, educational, transitional, vocational, and related services to children with deaf-blindness. The project supported the activities of deaf-blind specialists throughout the state in their work with local school programs and community service providers. Information brochures, periodic telephone contacts, and training on various related topics were offered to these specialists. Presentations were made at state-wide conferences. Specialists conducted student evaluations and needs assessments of professionals and family members. The project also developed a training videotape and inservice training modules based on those content areas most frequently identified in needs assessment surveys. Specific accomplishments are listed for each of the project's seven goals: (1) technical assistance child identification request for services; (2) technical assistance needs assessment; (3) technical assistance service plan; (4) technical assistance empowerment of families; (5) technical assistance resource center; (6) technical assistance evaluation; and (7) technical assistance dissemination. A case study illustrates the project's impact. Appendices present two charts which summarize specialists' activities and state geographic assignments for specialists. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois