ERIC Number: ED437753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Washington State Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness, October 1, 1995-September 30, 1999. Final Project Report.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.; Puget Sound Educational Service District, Seattle, WA.
This final report describes accomplishments and activities of a four-year federally supported program to provide technical assistance and training focused on educational programming, language/communication, and assessment for children and youth with deaf blindness in Washington State. Overall, the state provided training to approximately 6,200 families and educators involved with 153 children identified with deaf blindness. The report is organized around the project's seven specific objectives: (1) identify children with deaf blindness; (2) facilitate the involvement of families in their children's education; (3) provide technical assistance to service providers of these children; (4) provide training to service providers; (5) disseminate information to families, service providers, and communities; (6) collaborate and coordinate with other state agencies; and (7) implement a process to monitor, evaluate, and refine the technical assistance services provided by the relevant state agency. The report details activities and outcomes for each of these objectives as well as problems encountered and implications for policy, practice, and research. Appended are the project management plan, the project's brochure, and a technical assistance evaluation form. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.; Puget Sound Educational Service District, Seattle, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington