CDBS serves individuals from birth through age 21 who have both hearing and vision problems, with or without additional disabilities.

 

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Please note - We will not start any new COMPREHENSIVE Technical Assistance requests until January, 2019. CDBS will continue to accept and work with teams on any new FOCUSED Technical Assistance (single issues, consulting by phone or webcam) and URGENT TA requests. From October 1st until December 31st, 2018 we will be also working to follow-up and complete existing COMPREHENSIVE TA requests.

 

Comprehensive TA is an in-depth consultation with entire teams that usually involves a commitment of a year or longer to work towards goals for the child or student with deafblindness. We will start new scheduling work on new Comprehensive TA requests in January, 2019.

http://www.cadbs.org/how-does-technical-assistance-work-/


 

 

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Our Summer/Fall 2018 issue of reSources newsletter is available online!

 

directly download the pdf of the issue on the newsletter page (link above & in menu on left) or by using this link

 

PLEASE NOTE: This issue was written during our prior grant cycle and references our prior grant number and Project Officer.

For information on our current grant and project officer, please see the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.


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SDSU/CDBS Intervener Training Program
2018/2019 First Year Pilot

Response to the SDSU/CDBS intervener training first-year pilot program has been overwhelming.
The course is now full & registration is closed. If additional spots open up, CDBS will announce it here.

 

We are pleased to announce that San Diego State University (SDSU) and California Deafblind Services (CDBS) are collaborating to provide a university-based intervener training program to prepare paraeducators to effectively serve learners who are deafblind. Interveners are paraeducators with specialized knowledge and skills in deafblindness. Trained interveners allow school districts and agencies to effectively meet the unique individualized support needs of students who benefit from intervention services.

 

Please visit the Intervener Training Program section of the website for more information and to begin enrollment now.

http://www.cadbs.org/sdsu-cdbs-intervener-training-program/

 

Response to the SDSU/CDBS intervener training first-year pilot program has been overwhelming.
The course is now full & registration is closed. If additional spots open up, CDBS will announce it here.

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2017/2018 Child Count in action - THANK YOU:

A very special thank you to all of the teachers, administrators, LEAs, SELPAs and Districts in California as well as the California Department of Education for your help in completing this year's Annual Child Count Census! It looks like all the updated information is in and we will begin compiling results soon. If you still have information to submit on students, we do accept updates throughout the year, but any received after 4/19/18 will not be reflected in the 2017-2018 reports or charts.

For more information, please visit the Child Count section of our website:

http://www.cadbs.org/census/


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Únase con CDBS y NFADB en sus muy amigables y confidenciales teleconferencias en Español dirigidas a familiares de individuos con sordoceguera.  Además, cada otro mes, estas llamadas tendrán un invitado especial para hablar de temas de interés.  Estas llamadas son cada 2ndo Martes del mes a las 6PM T/9PM ET.  La próxima llamada será: 

Noviembre 13

Por favor, Únase con nosotros para estas teleconferencias de 90 minutos, con el motivo de ayudar a proveer información y apoyo a las familias, se llevaran a cabo cada 2nd Martes de el mes a las 6 PM tiempo del Pacifico/9pm Tiempo del Este. Marque su calendario con las siguientes fechas:

Calendario de llamadas:

  • Septiembre 11, 2018  –  (Bienvenida)
  • Octubre 9,  2018  –  (Compartiendo tu historia)
  • Noviembre 13, 2018  –  (Sobresaliendo -coping)
  • Diciembre 11, 2018  –  (Recursos y sistemas)
  • Enero 8, 2019  –  (IEP)
  • Febrero 12, 2019  –  (Roles y Derechos de los Padres)
  • Marzo 12, 2019  –  (Colaboración en Equipo)
  • Abril 9, 2019  –  (Comunicacion)
  • Mayo 14, 2019  –  (Actividades recreativas)
  • Junio 11, 2019  –  (Tecnologia)  
  • Julio 9, 2019  –  (Lo que me llevo)

Para registrarse para las llamadas y obtener la información para accesar la llamada, porfavor de comunicarse con La Coordinadora de Familias de los Servicios de Sordociegos de California: Myrna Medina por email o por teléfono a:  myrnam@sfsu.edu / tel 951-785-7898

Picture of a phone and text over purple background describing info in tweet in Spanish. Únase con CDBS y NFADB en sus muy amigables y confidenciales teleconferencias en Español dirigidas a familiares de individuos con sordoceguera.  Además, cada otro mes, estas llamadas tendrán un invitado especial para hablar de temas de interés.  Estas lamadas son cada 2ndo Martes del mes a las 6PM T/9PM ET.

 

Join CDBS and NFADB for friendly and confidential calls for Spanish-speaking family members of individuals who are deafblind. Every other month, these calls will also have a speaker on topics of interest. Calls are every 2nd Tues 6PM PT / 9PM ET. Next call: November 13, 2018 - 6PM Pacific Time (9PM EST).


Please join us for these 90 minute teleconferences that help provide information and support to families on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6PM Pacfic Time /9PM Eastern Time

CALL TOPICS:

  • September 11, 2018  –  (Welcome)
  • October 9, 2018  –  (Sharing your story)
  • November 13, 2018  –  (Coping)
  • December 11, 2018  –  (Resources and Systems)
  • January 8, 2019  –  (IEP)
  • February 12, 2019  –  (Parent’s roles and responsibilities)
  • March 12, 2019  –  (Team collaboration)
  • April 9, 2019  –  (Communication)
  • May 14, 2019  –  (Recreational Activities)
  • June 11, 2019  –  (Technology)
  • July 9, 2019  –  (Take aways)



To register for the calls and obtain call-in information, please contact California Deafblind Services' Family Engagement Specialist: Myrna Medina
by email or phone at myrnam@sfsu.edu / ph 951-785-7898
 

Picture of a phone and text over purple background describing info in tweet in Spanish. Únase con CDBS y NFADB en sus muy amigables y confidenciales teleconferencias en Español dirigidas a familiares de individuos con sordoceguera.  Además, cada otro mes, estas llamadas tendrán un invitado especial para hablar de temas de interés.  Estas lamadas son cada 2ndo Martes del mes a las 6PM T/9PM ET.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

REQUESTING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA)

PLEASE VISIT THE SERVICES SECTION OF OUR PAGE AT: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

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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.

Join CDBS and NFADB for friendly and confidential calls for Spanish-speaking family members of individuals who are deafblind. Every other month, these calls will also have a speaker on topics of interest. Calls are every 2nd Tues at 6PM PT / 9PM ET.

– please join us!

Please contact Family Engagement Coordinator Myrna Medina at myrnam@sfsu.edu to register for the call and obtain call-in information.

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Thanks to everyone who joined us in San Jose for our first Northern California CHARGE Syndrome Workshop with David Brown On September 7-8, 2018


Pictures and memories from the event are available on our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Deaf-Blind-Services/179838528705916

You can still visit our "events" page on this website to access presentation notes and articles in PDF format. Go to the "information" section of the page: http://www.cadbs.org/events/ncal-charge-workshop-2018/

 

CHARGE syndrome is the most complex and medically involved of all the conditions which cause congenital deafblindness, and is also becoming statistically more important. This session will consider current thinking about factors influencing the development and behavior of children with the syndrome, and will also focus on the assessment and teaching approaches which have been found most successful.

 

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Please see our Facebook page for pictures and information from our Southern California event in January.  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Deaf-Blind-Services/179838528705916

 

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Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our first Southern California CHARGE Syndrome Workshop with David Brown On January 19-20, 2018 in Pomona!!!

 

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend and gave us great feedback for planning future events like this one. Please see our Facebook page for pictures and information from the event.  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Deaf-Blind-Services/179838528705916

CHARGE syndrome is the most complex and medically involved of all the conditions which cause congenital deafblindness, and is also becoming statistically more important. This session will consider current thinking about factors influencing the development and behavior of children with the syndrome, and will also focus on the assessment and teaching approaches which have been found most successful.



 

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University-CDBS Specialization Program in Deaf-Blindness 2014-2018 

 

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.

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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.

 

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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 mbelote@sfsu.edu or 415-405-7558.

 

Vea y descargue las versiones en Español de los dos documentos nuevos - Preguntas Frecuentes y Solicitud de Apoyo Técnico:

CDBS TA Preguntas Frecuentes 2014.pdf (204890)

CDBS TA Solicitud de Apoyo Técnico 2015.pdf

 CDBS serves individuals from birth through age 21 who have hearing and vision problems, with or without additional disabilities. 

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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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Logo: Ideas that Work - US Office of Special Education ProgramThe contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H326T180015. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.  Project Officer, Susan Weigert.

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