ERIC Number: ED466081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Minnesota Deafblind Technical Assistance Project. Final Report: October 1, 1995 to September 30, 2000.
This final report describes activities of the 4-year federally-funded Minnesota DeafBlind Assistance Project in meeting the following objectives: (1) provide technical assistance throughout the state; (2) deliver training to improve transitions from school to adult life for youth with deaf-blindness; (3) develop and implement procedures to locate and track individuals with deaf-blindness, with intense focus on early intervention and intervention for infants and toddlers; (4) facilitate family involvement and expansion of the family support program, with a focus on student advocacy; (5) provide educational training in current issues for individualized program development and inclusion of children and youth with deaf-blindness; (6) expand interagency collaborative planning and development; (7) develop a linking system with other Deaf-Blind Projects; (8) develop and disseminate resources of information services; (9) develop and implement first responder training for emergency care procedures for individuals with deaf-blindness; and (10) build linkages with the inter-tribal council, Indian Health Services, and Indian Education Program, and to collaborate with states in the Great Plains Regional Alliance to improve identification and services to American Indian children and youth with deaf-blindness. A bibliography from the DeafBlind Resource Library and a management manual for parents are attached. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Child Advocacy, Databases, Deaf Blind, Early Identification, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Inclusive Schools, Infants, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Teacher Education Programs, Technical Assistance, Toddlers, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.