CDBS serves individuals from birth through age 21 who have both hearing and vision problems, with or without additional disabilities.
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The annual COPE-DB Family Day In the Sun picnic at Jr. Blind in LA will be on Saturday, August 26 at Junior Blind of America's Angeles Vista location in Los Angeles. Canyon City Brass will be on hand again to play and introduce the children to various musical instruments. Any interested families with children who would like to participate or have questions, please contact Myrna.
Coalition of Parents and Educators Deaf-Blind (COPE-DB)
In collaboration with California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS) and Junior Blind Infant Program Invite you to the upcoming Family Day in the Sun
Fun, Food, Swimming and time to network and share with other families and Educators. CDBS and JB Infant program staff will be there to answer questions.
When Saturday, August 26, 2016 from 10:00am – 3:00 pm
Where Junior Blind - 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Tel: 323-295-4555
Directions: Eastbound 10 Santa Monica Freeway, take Crenshaw Blvd. exit, go south on Crenshaw, make a right on Vernon, and immediate left on Angeles Vista. Go ½ mile, JBA on left. If from the South on 405 San Diego Freeway, Slauson exit, left on Angeles vista, ½ mile, JBA on Left.
Please bring a dish to share with other families.
Note: Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.
The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings
The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) and the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) are pleased to announce the next online study for parents of children and youth who are deaf-blind.
September 18 – October 23, 2017
Come learn about:
• The role of interveners
• The principles of intervention
• How interveners function as members of students’ educational teams
Format: Primarily self-study, but hosts are available to provide assistance. We will also have an optional online orientation via video-conferencing and phone.
Time commitment: 1 to 2 hours per week for 5 weeks (you work on your own at times that are convenient for you).
Hosts: Patti McGowan (NFADB) and Peggy Malloy (NCDB) will provide online support and feedback.
Content: The training will use Module 3 (“The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings”) from the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules.
What you will need: A computer and a good Internet connection.
Cost: It’s free!
For more information contact: email@example.com
To sign up, use the online registration form. (If the link doesn’t work cut and paste the following URL into your browser: https://tinyurl.com/yaas3sa6)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
REQUESTING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA)
PLEASE VISIT THE SERVICES SECTION OF OUR PAGE AT: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
CDBS will be resuming its monthly calls geared to Spanish-speaking families of children with deafblindness.
These teleconferences are part of our outreach to help provide information and support to families.
Calls will start TUESDAY September 19th, 2017 at 6:00pm PST, 9:pm EST – please join us!
Please contact Family Engagement Coordinator Myrna Medina to register for the call and obtain call-in information.
- Thank you to all the California educators and administrators who helped us complete this year's annual child count census. When the national data has been compiled (in Fall 2017) we will link to that data and begin preparing our next count.
This personnel preparation project represents a partnership between the San Francisco State University credential program in moderate/severe disabilities and the staff at California Deaf-Blind Services. The purpose of the personnel preparation project is to prepare teachers to serve students who are deaf-blind.
There will be four courses specific to learners who are deaf-blind. Two of the four courses are graduate seminars in deaf-blindness taught by CDBS staff. While project participants are enrolled in the first seminar, they are also completing a fieldwork course, observing and interacting with students who are deaf-blind. The fieldwork provides them with the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained through the seminar presentations and discussions, and other credential courses, to students in educational settings who are deaf-blind.
The final course is an internship with the staff from California Deaf-Blind Services, which begins while they are enrolled in the second graduate seminar and extends into the summer. During the internship they have a number of intern hours to complete. They do that by traveling with CDBS staff as they provide training and technical assistance. Through this rich internship experience, they not only gain additional information related to deaf-blindness and effective educational practices with this population of students, they also observe the talented and experienced CDBS staff provide effective technical assistance to families and educational team members and deliver training in a variety of contexts. Through their supported engagement in these activities, they develop skills in providing technical assistance to others.
To find out more about this innovative partnership, view San Francisco State University's article about the Specialization Program in Deaf-Blindness.
CDBS LAUNCHES NEW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROCESS
FOR 2013-2018 FUNDING CYCLE
For detailed information on technical assistance and to download a request form, please visit the Services section of our website.
The process for technical assistance has changed. CDBS now provides two types of technical assistance (TA) individualized for specific children/students:
- Focused TA: Short-term assistance via distance technology for basic needs of a single team member and/or family.
- Comprehensive TA: Intensive, sustained assistance designed to address multiple challenges faced by numerous educational team members, including family members.
Please note: The technical assistance request must come directly from the person(s) who will be receiving the service as we cannot accept referrals from third parties (i.e., you cannot request technical assistance for someone else).
If you have questions about what type of TA might be right for your specific situation, contact Maurice Belote, CDBS Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-405-7558.
Vea y descargue las versiones en Español de los dos documentos nuevos - Preguntas Frecuentes y Solicitud de Apoyo Técnico:
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Enter a rewarding and exciting field with great people and many job prospects throughout the country. Find out about the Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments at San Francisco State University.
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