ERIC Number: ED445440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Puerto Rico State Project for Children Who Are Deaf-Blind. Final Performance Report.
Puerto Rico State Dept. of Education, San Juan. Office of Special Education.
This final report discusses the activities and outcomes of a project designed to provide technical assistance to Puerto Rican public and private agencies, institutions, and organizations providing early intervention, educational, transitional, vocational, early identification, and related services to children with deaf-blindness, to ensure that they more effectively implement services for the deaf-blind population. Project staff worked to increase collaboration efforts between public agencies and non-profit programs to enhance direct services, increase opportunities for professional development among teachers and service providers, and initiate local research in the area of deaf-blindness. Yearly workshops were provided to student teachers and graduate students to establish awareness among future professionals. Direct technical assistance to teachers was provided on educational aspects, while separate technical assistance activities were focused on broadening awareness among professionals, parents, and other service providers. Services promoted effective transitions for youth with deaf-blindness which involved training and skills development, focusing on educational trends that have been successful in the social integration of individuals with deaf-blindness. Activities to promote parental involvement included provision of increased opportunities for parents to benefit from direct technical assistance and workshops. A flyer, program brochure, and functional assessment documents presented in Spanish are included. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico State Dept. of Education, San Juan. Office of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A