Staff Blog

Ty: New Videos Section Added!

02/17/2010 12:45
Hi all We've got a new videos section! Our first project is Who's Who on My Child's Team and What Are They For? The goal of the project is to clarify the roles of the members of a child's education team. We will be producing video interviews for eight roles and have the first one ready for viewing....

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...

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...

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...

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...