ERIC Number: ED436921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Alabama Deaf-Blind Project, 1995-1999. Final Report.
Alabama Inst. for Deaf and Blind, Talladega.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a 4-year federally funded project designed to meet the critical need in Alabama to provide effective practices in the delivery of educational services to children and youth with deaf-blindness from birth through 21 years of age and to their families and service providers. The project accomplished the following: (1) increased the local capacity of local educational agencies, intermediate units, and community agencies to deliver effective services to children who are deaf-blind through timely and accurate identification; (2) provided pre-service and/or in-service training to parents, paraprofessionals, professionals, and related service personnel preparing to serve, or serving, children with deaf-blindness; (3) facilitated parental involvement in the education of their children with deaf-blindness; (4) provided consultative and counseling services for professionals, paraprofessionals, parents and others who play a role in the lives of children with deaf-blindness; (5) assisted programs and agencies in promoting the integration of children with deaf-blindness; and (6) developed and implemented procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided to children with deaf-blindness. The report discusses the project's context, activities, program evaluation, and implications for practice. Appendices include a sample registry, population map, child count data, technical assistance samples, and sample presentations/publications. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Children, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Social Integration, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance, Toddlers
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Inst. for Deaf and Blind, Talladega.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama