ERIC Number: ED436915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Deafblind Project, 1995-1999. Final Report.
Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind, Tucson.
This final report describes accomplishments of the four-year federally funded Arizona Deafblind Project which attempted to: (1) identify all deafblind children in Arizona; (2) deliver technical assistance to families; (3) deliver technical assistance to service providers; and (4) enhance community oversight, coordination, and collaboration with state and national organizations. Among specific accomplishments were the following: increased awareness throughout Arizona about deafblindness and the Arizona Deafblind Project; implemented two statewide planning meetings to identify needs and set priorities; expanded the membership and role of the project's advisory committee; expanded training activities for early intervention, school age, and transition aged students; identified numerous new students; utilized parents to determine family needs and develop strategies to meet those needs; expanded services for parents and families; expanded training opportunities for parents; initiated Intervener training; systematized and expanded technical assistance activities; expanded the project Loan Library and improved availability of information on deafblindness; developed the project Web site; continued implementation of the Usher Syndrome Screening Project; expanded collaboration with local, state, and national agencies; and secured two specialists in deafblindness. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind, Tucson.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona