ERIC Number: ED447632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
California Deaf-Blind Services Final Report, October 1, 1995-September 30, 1999 [and] October 1, 1999-June 30, 2000 (No Cost Extension).
Goertz, Lori; Franklin, Barbara
This final report describes the activities and outcomes of the California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS) program, a regionally based, family focused technical assistance and training project designed to improve services to children with deaf-blindness. The project conducted the following activities: (1) provided technical assistance to families and professionals serving individuals with dual sensory impairments individually and in groups in response to assessed needs and requests; (2) provided training to families and professionals; (3) collaborated with the California Department of Education in the facilitation of systems change; (4) provided newsletters and other information on deaf-blindness; (5) encouraged family and professional collaboration; and (6) provided fact sheets, videos, and manuals. The final report discusses activities of the project, accomplishments, challenges encountered and overcome, and implications for policy, practice, and research. Appendices include examples of fact sheets, translated materials, flyers, agendas, and technical assistance notes. Four videotape recordings of satellite broadcast training sessions are also included: "The Use of FM Systems with Children Who Are Deaf-Blind" (Barbara Franklin and others, presenters); "Adapting and Modifying Curriculum in Inclusive Classrooms" (Kathy Gee and others, presenters); "Transition from School to Work: Preparing Students for Success in the Workplace" (Jane Everson and others, presenters); and "Learning To Communicate: Strategies for Interacting with Infants Whose Multiple Disabilities Include Vision and Hearing Loss" (Deborah Chen and Gretchen Hester, presenters). (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: California