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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...

Interveners in the Classroom : Guidelines for Teams Working With Students Who Are Deafblind

09/09/2009 09:26
Interveners in the Classroom : Guidelines for Teams Working With Students Who Are Deafblind Authors: Linda Alsop, Cindy Robinson, Karen Goehl, Jenny Lace, Maurice Belote, Gloria Rodriguez-Gil. Published by SKI-HI Institute, Utah State University. (2007) This booklet provides detailed ...

COPE-DB 2009 Norcal Picnic

09/04/2009 13:55
The picnic is just a week and a half away! Let us know if you can join us for this always enjoyable event. Join us for the annual COPE-DB northern 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...

Maurice: Deaf-blind or deafblind: Why We Still Use the Hyphen

09/04/2009 13:07
When searching websites and resources about deaf-blindness, you may wonder why you sometimes see deaf-blindness spelled with a hyphen and at other times without (i.e., deaf-blind and deafblind). There is an opinion that by merging the two words into one without a hyphen, the new word more...

Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines

09/02/2009 14:39
Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines Edited by Marianne Riggio and Barbara McLetchie and published in 2008 by Perkins School for the Blind. From the book’s Foreword by Joe McNulty of the National Coalition on Deafblindness: Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines offers state...

Gloria: Time to Celebrate

09/02/2009 11:22
My colleague Cristi Mercedes Saylor, a deaf/hard of hearing specialist in San Diego County, emailed me great news about a student that CDBS has provided technical assistance to since February 2003. At that time the child was three years old; she is now nine. Cristi wrote that the child’s...

9/12/09 Spanish Workshop: How to Access Services for Children with Special Needs in Tough Economic Times

08/07/2009 09:26
California Deaf-Blind Services in collaboration with Miller Children's Hospital Family Resource Center at Long beach Memorial present a Spanish workshop: “How to Access Services for Children with Special Needs in Tough Economic Times Presenter:  Matthew M. Pope, Disability Rights Attorney ...

Gloria/David/Ty: Creativity and Education

06/15/2009 14:39
Here is a link (also viewable directly below) to a really good short video that has huge relevance for anyone working in the field of deaf-blind education. It also fits very nicely with an upcoming article about motivators in the next issue of reSources coming out on July 15.