ERIC Number: ED443259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Montana Partnerships for Rural Resource Teams Project Manual.
Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
This project manual from the Partnerships for Rural Resource Teams Project, a project designed to build upon the foundation of services for children and youth with deaf-blindness in Montana, opens with guiding principles of the project and a description of the types of available services. Grounded in a framework that draws upon the principles of collaborative teamwork, contextually based technical assistance, family involvement, and an ecological approach to skill development, the Partnerships Project identified personnel with expertise in deaf-blindness and/or areas of programmatic support that were relevant to individuals with deaf-blindness. Project funds were then utilized to develop a deaf-blind service support model based on the purchase of necessary expertise to form an individual student planning team around those individuals with deaf-blindness whose families required more or different types of technical assistance than currently available through the state. This manual contains a list of lending materials available, answers to frequently asked questions about the Montana Technology Access Center, a description of services available at the Montana Technology Access Center, a description of programs and services available from the Helen Keller National Center, Office of Public Instruction trainer guidelines, guidelines for responding to requests for technical assistance, and Deaf-Blind Partnerships Project planning forms. (CR)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Materials, Rural Areas, Services, Specialists, State Programs, Teamwork, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana