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The Out-of-Sync Child

09/01/2010 11:49
The Out-of-Sync Child (Perigee Books 2005. ISBN: 978-0-399-53165-1) and The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun (Perigee Books 2006. ISBN: 978-0-399-53271-9).  Author:  Carol Stock Kranowitz.  These two books are revised and updated in Penguin paperback, and can be obtained for...

Maurice: Great new intervener training resource available

08/23/2010 15:15
In addition to the CDBS Online Introduction to Interveners, which is the new learning module available on this website, another important new training product related to interveners is now available for loan from the CDBS professional reference library. This new resource, titled Deafblindness and...

Julie: OT video will be up soon

08/20/2010 09:17
I am very pleased to be a part of the CDBS team!  Since my arrival, I have been working on a video regarding occupational therapy for the project "Who's Who on My Child's Team."  I will post it to YouTube shortly, so please check back with us soon.  Thank you!  

REGISTER NOW: Southern California COPE-DB 2010 Picnic (08/21/10)

04/26/2010 10:03
Join us for the annual COPE-DB Southern California picnic! This is a great opportunity to meet other families and enjoy a day in the sun. Sponsored by the Coalition of Parents and Educators Deaf-Blind in collaboration with California Deaf-Blind Services. WHEN: Saturday, August 21, 2010 ...

REGISTER NOW: Northern California COPE-DB 2010 Summer Picnic! (6/5/10)

02/09/2010 10:01
Join the Coalition of Parents and Educators of the Deaf-Blind (COPE-DB) for our annual day of fun in the sun. When: Saturday, June 5, 2010  •  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: Kennedy Park, Hayward • Pleasant Pines Group Picnic Area This is a great opportunity to meet other families in a...

Gloria: Successful Collaboration Between Parents and Professionals

02/05/2010 15:23
I recently had the opportunity to conduct a training session for special education teachers and administrators on working collaboratively with the families of children with special needs, specifically children with multiple disabilities, including deaf-blindness.  One of the main goals of this...

Intervener Workshop at the 13th Annual California Paraeducator Conference (3/27/10)

01/11/2010 13:31
Learn about interveners and children who are deaf-blind at the 13th Annual California Paraeducator Conference. This marks the first time CDBS has partnered with this popular and respected conference to share information about the role of interveners and the critical service they provide to children...

Gloria: Planning for the Future

12/18/2009 11:38
The parents of one of the students we have been serving over the years recently asked me to facilitate a MAPs meeting. MAPs stands for Making Action Plans and is a planning meeting designed to think up, dream about, and plan out a person’s future. For more information on this tool, click here. I...

COPE-DB 2009 Holiday Potluck - 12.13.09

11/16/2009 11:42
Coalition of Parents and Educators Deaf-Blind in collaboration with California Deaf-Blind Services invite you to the upcoming COPE-DB Holiday Potluck! Come for food, fun, prizes, and time to share with other families and educators. DATE: Sunday, December 13,...

Maurice: Top 5 Phrases that Bother People who are Deaf-Blind

10/15/2009 14:45
Many years ago I attended a workshop and was given an interesting single page handout titled “What are some phrases that bother individuals who are deaf-blind?” I filed this paper away and moved it many times from office to office without giving it much thought. (I don’t know who wrote it but I...