Staff Blog

David: BASIC

06/10/2011 08:37
BASIC – Brothers And Sisters In CHARGE The San Francisco Bay Area now has an organization for families with members with CHARGE syndrome. Begun in 2010 by two parents (Lacey Friedman and Victoria Criswell) as a lunchtime meeting group for mothers, the group held its first full family event on May...

Myrna: Changes in Medi-Cal

05/19/2011 10:46
I learned about some important changes to Medi-Cal at a recent meeting that I would like share with you. As you may know, a mandatory enrollment to the Medi-Cal Managed Care health plan will begin June 1, 2011. There will be a 12-month enrollment process—from May 2011 to April 2012—in which seniors...

Maurice: The concept of gamification

05/13/2011 10:39
The concept of gamification: Rethinking what really motivates students in the age of video games I have been hearing more and more about a concept known as gamification, which is the idea of using game mechanics to address social issues and solve social problems. I recently heard a National Public...

Audiology update

05/02/2011 10:26
Barbara Franklin, Ph.D., Certified and Licensed Audiologist Below is my presentation from the California Deaf-Blind Services Annual Meeting held on April 27, 2011: My overall impression of American Academy of Audiology (AAA) convention in Chicago two weeks ago was the increased size and scope of...

Gloria: The importance of having the disability of deaf-blindness “checked” in the IEP

03/02/2011 12:29
by Gloria Rodriguez-Gil, Educational Specialist As I was preparing for a couple of presentations on deaf-blindness (i.e., definition, characteristics, challenges, etc.), I was reminded of the fact that the great majority of the students who are deaf-blind have additional disabilities, more than 90%...

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