Kansas Deaf-Blind Project
Deaf-Blind Project is a federally funded grant designed to provide technical
assistance to educational teams and families who serve learners with
deaf-blindness in Kansas. Our Project goals include:
- Collaborate with the medical, community,
and infant toddler services to identify children with deaf-blindness early
so services can be provided to the child and family
- Provide training to families and service providers who work with
children with deaf-blindness
- Provide family and self-advocacy support
- Assist families and educational teams to make effective plans for
times of transition
- Maintain learners on the Kansas census for the National Child
Services Provided by the Kansas Deaf-Blind Project
- Free technical assistance for
parents, educators, and early intervention personnel by project personnel and
other consultants and selected web based family and school team support.
- Assistance in locating children and
young adults who may have both a vision and a hearing loss
- Inservice training on specific
content areas as determined by needs assessment data
- Ongoing SPARKLE training for families
of children who are deaf-blind.
- Scholarships for intervener training
for educators and training for parents/family members who have a child with
- Resources provided through the Kansas
Deaf-Blind Loan Library
- Resource Information Packets
distributed to families of children who are newly identified as deaf-blind and
to families whose children are re-certified on the Kansas Deaf-Blind Registry.
- Annual and ongoing collection of
Kansas deaf-blind census and federal census monitoring.
- Ongoing training and certification
for Kansas school nurses, in screening for vision and Usher’s syndrome.
- Ongoing collaboration with various
agencies to expand services for children who are deaf-blind.
JOIN THE KANSAS DEAF-BLIND PROJECT FOR A
FREE DAY OF LEARNING
October 24, 2014
at the Instructional Resource Center (Olathe School District)
14090 Black Bob Road
Olathe, KS 66062
8:30 am -3:30 pm
Dr. Susan Bashinski from Missouri Western State University will present Accommodating the Receptive and Receptive Communication Needs of a Learner with Deaf-Blindness and/or Complex Disabilities During Assessment. Participants will be come familiar with a process for examining a learner's receptive and expressive communication needs and planning to accommodate these during the assessment process. Discussion will include necessary considerations regarding a learner's sensory and motor skills/needs, and ways in which these facilitate or inhibit a learner's effective communication. The workshop will focus on school age learners. Registration is limited. Register today!
For more information contact Rebecca Obold-Geary email@example.com or Megan Cote firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check Out this Webinar
The Impact of Technology in the Life of a Person who is Deaf-Blind
featuring our own Dinell Smith along with Maricar Marquez and Marcia Brooks