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: the deadline for NEW COMPREHENSIVE TA requests for the 2018 school year for school-age children has CLOSED. We were only able to accept new Comprehensive requests through January 31, 2018 in order to accommodate the timeframe and planning with teams for the 2018 school year.

 

We will still continue to accept and start new Focused Technical Assistance (single issues, consulting by phone or webcam) or both Focused and Comprehensive requests for children still too young to start school. Please contact us with any questions.

 

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. So that this length of time can be scheduled effectively, we are no longer able to accept any new Comprehensive TA requests for school-age children after Jan 31, 2018.

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


 

 

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We are pleased to invite you to our first Northern California CHARGE Syndrome Workshop with David Brown On September 7-8, 2018 in San Jose!!!

 

Please sign-up for the free event by completing the form at the bottom of the page for the event.

http://www.cadbs.org/events/ncal-charge-workshop-2018/

 

 

Northern California CHARGE Workshop (Fri & Sat Sept 7-8, 2018) UPDATES:

1) Families and professionals are encouraged to continue signing-up for this free and informative event. As of today (Monday 8/13/18), the discount that the closest hotel to the event had been offering (Marriott Residence Inn San Jose South) has ended. You are welcome to make any arrangements to stay if you wish, they are just no longer offering a specific discount for this event for bookings made after 8/10.

2) Further accommodation requests will not be able to be scheduled for this event. In order to ensure we have time to book additional interpreters, we will no longer be able to make any new interpreting accommodations for this event.
 
 
PLEASE USE THE ONLINE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR THE EVENT TO SIGN-UP FOR THIS FREE EVENT: http://www.cadbs.org/events/ncal-charge-workshop-2018/

 

 

Thanks to all the families and professionals that were able to join us in Pomona in January! We are now pleased to host an evening and day for families and professionals in San Jose at the San Andreas Regional Center (6203 San Ignacio Avenue, Suite 200 - San Jose). http://www.sanandreasregional.org/

Friday September 7, 2018 will be a meet & greet from 5PM - 8PM.

Saturday September 8, 2018 will be informational activities for parents / guardians & professionals from 9AM - 4PM. (Check-in starts at 8:30AM)

 

Attending the San Jose CHARGE weekend in Sept? CDBS has a block of rooms at the Marriott Residence Inn San Jose South at a much-discounted rate: Questions?? Contact anyone at CDBS. DEADLINE TO GET DISCOUNT = FRIDAY 08/10/2018

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

 

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.

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

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The COPE-DB Southern Calif. family picnic is coming-up soon! -- Sat. August 25, 2018 at Wayfinder Family Services in Los Angeles. Lots of fun for the family & Dr. Beth Foster will lead pool games. Great fun! Contact Myrna at 323-363-7499 or by email at myrnam@sfsu.edu for more information or to RSVP.

 

 

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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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Our Fall 2017 issue of reSources newsletter is available online!

 

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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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CDBS estará re-anudando sus llamadas mensuales, dirigidas a familias de habla Hispana que tengan hijos con sordoceguera.

 

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 3er Martes de el mes a las 6 PM tiempo del Pacifico/9pm Tiempo del Este (excepto cuando se indique diferente)

 

Marque su calendario con las siguientes fechas:

Septiembre 19, 2017      Bienvenidos de regreso y presentación de nuevos participantes

Octubre 17, 2017            Desarrollo de la Comunicación (Invitado especial)

Noviembre 21, 2017        IEP (Programa Educativo Individualizado)

Diciembre 19, 2017         Actividades en la Casa (Invitado especial)

Enero 23, 2018                Comunicación y comportamiento

Febrero 20, 2018            Duelo y como lidiar con el

Marzo 20, 2018               Autoayuda

Abril 24, 2018                 Tecnología Asistida

Mayo 15, 2018                Transición

Junio 19, 2018      Navegando el sistema

 

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 323-363-7499

 

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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.

Next call will be TUESDAY June 19th, 2018 at 6:00pm PST, 9:pm EST – 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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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 Features Explanation 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: pmcgowan@pattan.net 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)

 

 

 

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: pmcgowan@pattan.net
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)
 

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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.

Calls will start TUESDAY September 19th, 2017 at 6:00pm PST, 9:pm EST – 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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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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