ERIC Number: ED437747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Deaf-Blind Project, October 1, 1995-September 30, 1999.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
This executive summary of a final report describes activities and accomplishments of Iowa's 3-year program to improve the quality of educational and community-based services for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with deaf-blindness. The project provided technical assistance to schools, area education agencies, and other service providers. It also provided support and training to families of children with deaf-blindness. Primary services provided by the project were early identification and tracking of infants, children, and youth with deaf-blindness; technical assistance to increase the knowledge and skill levels of parents, educators, administrators, and community service providers in the area of deaf-blindness; development of a parent/family network to ensure that families who have children with deaf-blindness received support and information as well as opportunities to link with other families and professionals; personal future planning and training in the development of transition plans for students with deaf-blindness; and the dissemination of information about the project and effective practices to parents, programs, and agencies throughout Iowa. This report describes the project's conceptual framework and justification, goals and objectives, activities and accomplishments, and problems encountered. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, 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, Toddlers, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa