ERIC Number: ED437788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Indiana Deafblind Services Project: Services for Children with Deafblindness Program. Final Performance Report.
Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Indiana Deaf-Blind Services Project, a 4-year federally funded project to enhance and further develop coordinated direct services to children and youth, birth through 2 and ages 18 through 21. The project also was designed to provide technical assistance to public and private agencies serving children with deaf blindness and their families. The study identified and tracked 207 children and youth with deaf-blindness through community agency and public school programs. Inservice training workshops on such topics as communication, functional curriculum, integration, and Usher Syndrome were conducted. Over 800 items were entered into a materials resource center for distribution statewide. An existing mentor teacher training project was expanded. Parent support weekends were conducted for families of children with deaf-blindness. A 2-day statewide workshop on assessment and evaluation of infants and toddlers with deaf-blindness was conducted. Additional workshops provided transition plan training. The project also coordinated information and training regarding technology with the state's technology project. Various brochures and newsletters were developed and distributed. Individual sections of this report describe the project's purpose, goals and objectives, accomplishments, outcomes, problems, impact, and budget. Two videotapes on screening for and diagnosing Usher Syndrome are included. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Deaf Blind, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Infants, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Mentors, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, State Programs, Technical Assistance, Toddlers, Transitional Programs, Young Adults
Videotapes may be ordered from The Blumburg Center at Indiana University, 800-438-9832.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana