Julie Maier is an Educational Specialist for CDBS. She joined the team in 2012 and provides technical assistance to students with deafblindness, families, and school teams. Julie also serves as the Program Coordinator for an OSEP-funded personnel preparation project Collaborative Partnership to Prepare Teachers to Serve Students who are Deaf-Blind in collaboration with the Moderate-Severe Disabilities Program at San Francisco State University. In this role she develops and coordinates coursework, fieldwork experiences, and internship activities for teacher candidates completing the three-semester specialization program in deafblindness. In addition to her work with CDBS, Julie is a faculty member in the SFSU Department of Special Education and has served as a research assistant, guest lecturer, course instructor and fieldwork supervisor in the Moderate-Severe teaching credential and Masters degree programs since 1999. Julie has been involved in the in the field of special education since 1987 when she first met and taught individuals with deafblindness in community-based adult program and later in inclusive schools in Berkeley. Julie loves her role at CDBS which offers her opportunities to meet and work with remarkable families and educators and most especially to marvel at the creativeness, determination and resiliency of the children and youth she serves.