Maurice Belote has served as the CDBS Project Coordinator since 1997 and began his work with the project in 1992 as an Educational Specialist. Maurice has taught at public and private schools throughout the state and has developed innovative models at local school sites related to integration into general education programs, augmentative and alternative communication systems, community-based instruction, job development and training, and transition from school to adult life. Maurice is a frequent speaker at state, national, and international meetings and conferences. In his free time, he serves as the Co-Chair of the National Coalition on Deafblindness, where he advocates for recognition of interveners and teachers of students who are deafblind. He is a proud graduate of the teacher training program in deafblindness at San Francisco State University.