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

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UPDATE: The 2016/2017 academic year has ended in most school districts in California. CDBS can accept requests now for Comprehensive Technical Assistance for the upcoming 2017/2018 school year if educational team membership for next year is known.

 

Requests for Comprehensive Technical Assistance for infants and toddlers,

as well as requests for Focused Technical Assistance can be made at anytime during the year.

 

For more information, contact CDBS Project Coordinator Maurice Belote at mbelote@sfsu.edu or 415-405-7558.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

REQUESTING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA)

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

 

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Child Count in action:

 - 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.

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

http://www.cadbs.org/census/ 

 

 

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Spanish Webinar Series - 

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ASOCIACIONES Y TRABAJO EN EQUIPO Sólo no puedo, pero en equipo si!

Sábado, 4 de Febrero, 2017 
3pm ET - 2pm CT - 12pm WT

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Webinar Nacional para Familias de Habla Hispana

Promoviendo Colaboraciones y Trabajo en Equipo

Patrocinado por:

  • National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
  • National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)
  • California Deafblind Services (CDBS)

La unión hace la fuerza, y trabajando en forma colaborativa se benefician las familias y los estudiantes. Varios estudios acerca de este tema demuestran que los estudiantes tienen mejor desempeño en el área académica, en el hogar y en la comunidad cuando los padres se involucran y colaboran en equipos tomando diferentes roles. Esta participación de los padres y trabajo en equipo empodera a los padres y permite a las familias que sus voces sean escuchadas y tengan un impacto en el futuro del estudiante. Por esa razón NCDB, NFADB y CDBS les ofrece esta sesión en el tema de Asociaciones y Trabajo en Equipo a las familias de habla hispana que tienen un niño que es sordo-ciego. Esta sesión va a ser interactiva y ustedes pueden hacer preguntas que se contestarán al final de la presentación. Si desean recibir una copia de la presentación, favor comunicarse con Clara nfadb.clara@gmail.com o Myrna medinam66@sbcglobal.net.

Presentado por

Myrna Medina, Especialista Familiar de los Servicios de Sordoceguera de California

Myrna es Mexicana del estado de Durango, tiene dos hijos, Deloris de 23 y Norman de 21años, sordo-ciego, quien fue el motivo de entrar en este medio. Myrna tiene 17 años de trabajar como Especialista Familiar para CDBS, entre otros compromisos pasados y presentes, pertenece al grupo de Birth to Five Vision Network como conexión entre los padres y el grupo desde el 2007, también fue la coordinadora del grupo de padres del programa de intervención temprana Centro de Niños y Padres, localizado en CSULA desde el (2001-2009 tiempo permanente y del 2009 al presente como consultora). Adicionalmente en el 2010 se unió al grupo asesor de Dicapta.

Clara Berg, Presidenta de NFADB

Clara oriunda de Uruguay, vive en New York más de 38 años con su esposo y sus 3 hijos. Su segundo hijo Kenny (36) es sordo-ciego debido a un nacimiento muy prematuro. Para aprender más acerca de sordo-ceguera comenzó trabajando como voluntaria en el Proyecto Estatal de Sordo-Ciegos de New York, en el que ocupó la posición de Especialista de Familias por casi 3 décadas. Recientemente se jubiló y dedica su tiempo a NFADB y a su familia. Clara fue miembro fundadora de dos organizaciones para padres, la primera fue en 1988 con el New York Parent Network donde sigue muy involucrada, y la segunda en 1994 fue la creación del National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB), de la cual es su actual Presidente.

Este webinar estará disponible en distintos formatos:

  • Voz
  • Subtitulado en Español
  • A través de video
  • La transcripción para lector de pantalla estará disponible en el sitio de Internet de NCDB después del webinar.

* Para aquellos que necesiten la informacion solamente para la llamada, por favor comuniquese con Robbin Bull a bullr@wou.edu. 

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No necesitan registrarse. Este webinar será subtitulado y grabado.

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Antes de la reunión:
Adobe recientemente actualizo Adobe Connect. Antes de la reunión, favor de probar con el siguiente link y siga las instrucciones pertinentes.
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El dí a de la reunión:

  • Conectar su navegador: http://hknc.adobeconnect.com/nfadb-1/
  • Escriba su nombre y entre como invitado (guest)
  • La información para conectarse por teléfono será exhibida en la pantalla

PARTNERSHIPS & TEAMWORK:
Alone I can’t, but together we will!

February 4, 2017 
3pm ET - 2pm CT - 12pm PT

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National Webinar for Spanish Families

Promoting Collaboration and Teamwork

Co-Sponsored by:

  • National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
  • National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)
  • California Deafblind Services (CDBS)

United we are strong, and collaborative work benefits the families and the students. Research shows that students perform better in different areas as academic performance, home and community environment when their parents are involved and they work in collaboration with others taking different roles. This parent participation and teamwork, empowers families and allows their voices to be heard and to make an impact in the future of the students. For this reason, NCDB, NFADB and CDBS are offering this webinar on Partnerships and Teamwork to families who are Spanish speaking and have a child who is deaf-blind. This is going to be an interactive session; you will be able to pose questions that will be answered at the end of the presentation. If you would like to receive a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, please contact Clara at nfadb.clara@gmail.com or Myrna, at medinam66@sbcglobal.net

Presenters

Myrna Medina, Family Specialist for the California Deafblind Services

Myrna is from Durango, Mexico. She has two children, Deloris (23) and Norman (21) who is deaf-blind and her inspiration to work in the field. Myrna has been working as a Family Specialist for CDBS for 17 years. Among her past and current responsibilities she has been a Parent Liaison since 2007 to the Birth to Five Vision Network; a full time Parent Coordinator for the early intervention parent group Centro de Niños y Padres at CAL State LA from 2001 to 2009. She presently provides consultation services to the families. Additionally, in 2010, she joined the Dicapta Board of Advisors.

Clara Berg, NFADB President

Clara was born in Uruguay and has lived in New York City for over 38 years with her husband and 3 children. Her second son, Kenny (36) is deaf-blind due to prematurity. To learn more about deaf-blindness, she started by volunteering at the New York State Deaf-Blind Project, where she became the Family Specialist, and worked for almost three decades. She recently retired and dedicates her time to NFADB and to her family. Clara is a co-founding member of two parent organizations: In 1988 for the New York Parent Network, where she is still very involved, and in 1994 for the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind, where she currently serves as President.

For more information, contact Clara Berg at nfadb.clara@gmail.com.

This webinar will be available in various formats.

  • Voice
  • Closed captioned in Spanish
  • Video recorded
  • A transcript will be available on the NCDB website after the webinar.

* For those who need call-in information only, please contact Robbin Bull at bullr@wou.edu
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No registration is required. This webinar will be closed captioned and recorded.

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Prior to the meeting:
Adobe has recently updated Adobe Connect. Prior to the meeting, please run this meeting test and follow any instructions as needed.
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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  September 20th 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.

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COMUNICACIÓN

Sábado, 24 de septiembre de 2016 
3pm ET - 2pm CT - 12pm WT

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Reserve esta fecha!

Centro Nacional de Sordoceguera (NCDB), Associacion Nacional de Familias de Sordociegos (NFADB), y los Servicios de Sordoceguera de California (CDBS) se ha reunido a patrocinar este webinar  acerca de la importancia de la comunicación, y como entender mejor a nuestros hijos con sordoceguera.  Este webinar es una oportunidad para padres, miembros de familia, cuidadores  y educadores para aprender la importancia de la comunicación expresiva y receptiva.  Es muy importante entender que la comunicación ocurre mas allá de lo verbal, usando diferentes modalidades tales como, lenguaje corporal, comportamiento, etc.  Por favor  únase a nosotros para aprender mas acerca de comunicación, oportunidades para el lenguaje y estrategias para promover comunicación.

Presentado por

Myrna Medina, Especialista Familiar de los Servicios de Sordoceguera de California

Myrna es Mexicana del estado de Durango, tiene dos hijos, Deloris de 22 y Norman de 20 años, sordociego, quien fue el motivo de entrar en este medio. Myrna tiene 15 años de trabajar como Especialista Familiar para CDBS, entre otros compromisos pasados y presentes, pertenece al grupo de Birth to Five Vision Network como conexión entre los padres y el grupo desde el 2007, también fue la coordinadora del grupo de padres del programa de intervención temprana Centro de Niños y Padres, localizado en CSULA desde el (2001-2009 tiempo permanente y del 2009 al presente como consultora). Adicionalmente en el 2010 se unió al grupo asesor de DiCapta.

Clara Berg, Presidente de la Associacion Nacional de Familias de Sordociegos

Clara oriunda de Uruguay, vive en New York más de 36 años con su esposo y sus 3 hijos. Su segundo hijo Kenny (34) es sordo-ciego debido a un nacimiento muy prematuro. Para aprender más acerca de sordo-ceguera comenzó trabajando como voluntaria en el Proyecto Estatal de Sordo-Ciegos en el que ocupo su posición de Especialista de Familias por más de 25 años. Clara fue miembro fundadora de dos organizaciones para padres, primero en 1988 en el New York Parent Network con el que sigue muy involucrada, y en 1994 del Associacion Nacional de Familias de Sordociegos (NFADB), del cual es su actual Presidente.

Este webinar estará disponible en distintos formatos:

  • Voz
  • Subtitulado en Español
  • A través de video
  • La transcripción para lector de pantalla estará disponible en el sitio de Internet de NCDB después del webinar.

* Para aquellos que necesiten la informacion solamente para la llamada, por favor comuniquese con Robbin Bull a bullr@wou.edu. 

_______________________

No necesitan registrarse. Este webinar será subtitulado y grabado.

_______________________

Antes de la reunión:
Adobe recientemente actualizo Adobe Connect. Antes de la reunión, favor de probar con el siguiente link y siga las instrucciones pertinentes.
http://hknc.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
El dí a de la reunión:

  • Conectar su navegador: http://hknc.adobeconnect.com/nfadb-1/
  • Escriba su nombre y entre como invitado (guest)
  • La información para conectarse por teléfono será exhibida en la pantalla

COMMUNICATION

September 24, 2016 
3pm ET - 2pm CT - 12pm PT

Save the Date!

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) and California Deafblind Services (CDBS) have partnered up to present a webinar about the important issue of communication and how to better understand our children with deaf-blindness. This webinar is an opportunity for parents, family members, caregivers, and educators to learn the importance of expressive and receptive communication. It is important to understand that communication happens beyond just verbal - using different modalities such as body language, behavior, etc. Please join us to learn more about communication cues, opportunities for language, and strategies to promote communication.

Presenters

Myrna Medina, Family Specialist for the California Deaf-Blind Services

Myrna is from Durango, Mexico. She has two children, Deloris (22) and Norman (20) who is deaf-blind and her inspiration to work in the field. Myrna has been working as a Family Specialist for CDBS for 16 years. Among her past and current responsibilities she has been a Parent Liaison since 2007 to the Birth to Five Vision Network; a full time Parent Coordinator for the early intervention parent group Centro de Niños y Padres at CAL State LA from 2001 to 2009. She presently provides consultation services to the families. Additionally, in 2010, she joined the DiCapta Board of Advisors.

Clara Berg, President of the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind

Clara was born in Uruguay and lives in New York for over 35 years with her husband and 3 children. Her second son, Kenny (34) is deaf-blind due to prematurity. Willing to learn more about deaf-blindness, she volunteered at the State Deaf Blind Project where she served as a Family Specialist for many years. Clara is a co-founding member of two parent organizations. In 1988 she co-founded the New York Parent Network, where she is still very involved. In 1994 Clara co-founded the National Family Association for Deaf-blind and currently serves as President.

For more information, contact Clara Berg at nfadb.clara@gmail.com.

This webinar will be available in various formats.

  • Voice
  • Closed captioned in Spanish
  • Video recorded
  • A transcript will be available on the NCDB website after the webinar.

* For those who need call-in information only, please contact Robbin Bull at bullr@wou.edu
_______________________

No registration is required. This webinar will be closed captioned and recorded.

_______________________

Prior to the meeting:
Adobe has recently updated Adobe Connect. Prior to the meeting, please run this meeting test and follow any instructions as needed.
http://hknc.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

On the day of the meeting:

Keyboard Shortcuts:

A comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts and other accessibility features are available on Adobe Connect's accessibility help page.

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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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