ERIC Number: ED437761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Services to Children Who Are Deaf-Blind, 1995-1999. Final Report.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
This final report discusses the outcomes of a 4-year project designed to identify all children in Kentucky who are deaf-blind and provide training and technical assistance to improve the quality of special education and related services in Kentucky for children ages birth through 21 who are deaf-blind. The children are in integrated environments with programs designed to lead toward full community participation. Outcomes of the project included: (1) identifying students in Kentucky with deaf-blindness; (2) collaborating with agencies statewide to facilitate the delivery of a comprehensive array of services for students who are deaf-blind; (3) providing technical assistance on behalf of students on the Kentucky deaf-blind census; (4) supporting families of children on the deaf-blind census; (5) coordinating preservice and inservice training regarding deaf-blindness as part of the Kentucky's Comprehensive System of Personnel Development; and (6) coordinating transition planning through person-centered planning processes. The report discusses the context of the project, goals, activities, problems encountered and solutions, and implications for practice. A videotape, "Transdisciplinary Activity-Based Assessment for Learners with Deafblindness and Other Multiple Disabilities," hosted by Jennifer Grisham Brown, developed as part of the project. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Early Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Social Integration, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Technical Assistance, Toddlers, Transitional Programs, Young Children
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky