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2015 0128 CBSS Joint Steering Committee Annual Meeting

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2015 0128 CBSS Joint Steering Committee Annual Meeting

  1. 1. CONNECTIONS BEYOND SIGHT AND SOUND Joint Steering Committee Meeting January 28, 2015
  2. 2. Agenda I. Welcome & Introductions II. Update on Connections Grant III. Census Review – It is that time of year again! IV. Review of HR 4040  Break (10:45am - 11am) V. Presentations by Committee Chairpersons  Lunch (12n - 1pm) VI. Committee Meetings (1pm – 3:30pm)
  3. 3. Conceptual Framework
  4. 4. Update on CBSS Grant Activities CBSS – Year 1 and Year 2 • Policy, Practice & Partnerships - Interveners - Transition - SSPs - Statewide Trainings - Families
  5. 5. CBSS – Year 1 and Year 2 (continued…) • Policy, Practice, & Partnerships – “Lots accomplished, lots planned.” • Technical Assistance - Specialized - Intensive - Universal… Update on CBSS Grant Activities
  6. 6. CBSS – Year 1 and Year 2 (continued) Our New Website! Same address – totally new look – AND, up-to-date with news, activities, & resources! And new materials – video, brochure, galleries, and more… www.CBSS.UMD.edu Update on CBSS Grant Activities
  7. 7. CBSS – Year 1 and Year 2 (conclusion) • National Child Count / Census Forms Update on CBSS Grant Activities
  8. 8. THE MD & DC ANNUAL CHILD COUNT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH COMBINED VISION AND HEARING LOSS
  9. 9. WHAT IS THE ANNUAL CHILD COUNT OF CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF-BLIND?
  10. 10. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK?
  11. 11. Child Count Reporting Form 2014-2015 What makes this form complete? • Testing • Assessments • Etiology*
  12. 12. WHY IS THE ANNUAL CHILD COUNT SO IMPORTANT?
  13. 13. WHAT EXACTLY IS MEANT BY THE TERM DEAF-BLIND?
  14. 14. WHAT IF A CHILD HAS MULTIPLE DISABILITIES THAT HAPPEN TO INCLUDE VISION AND HEARING PROBLEMS?
  15. 15. WHAT IF THE HEARING AND/OR VISION PROBLEMS ARE CORTICAL IN NATURE?
  16. 16. WHAT IF DEAF-BLINDNESS IS NOT LISTEDAS A STUDENT'S PRIMARY DISABILITY CONDITION THE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP)?
  17. 17. DOES INCLUDING A CHILD ON THEANNUAL CHILD COUNT / CENSUS OBLIGATE THE SCHOOL PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SERVICES SUCH AS VISION, HEARING, ORIENTATIONAND MOBILITY, ETC.?
  18. 18. Why is a child's diagnosis included on the census form?
  19. 19. WHAT IF MY SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ANY STUDENTS WHO ARE DEAF-BLIND AT THIS TIME?
  20. 20. WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW ALL THE INFORMATION REQUESTED ON THE CENSUS FORM FOR A PARTICULAR STUDENT?
  21. 21. WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THE ANNUAL CHILD COUNT / CENSUS FORM?
  22. 22. HOW IS THE INFORMATION USED?
  23. 23. WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE CHILD COUNT THAT HASN'T BEEN ANSWERED HERE?
  24. 24. DONNARICCOBONO DONNARIC@UMD.EDU
  25. 25. YOU CAN HELP BY COMPLETING OR UPDATING THE CENSUS FORM!
  26. 26. WE APPRECIATE YOU!
  27. 27. HR 4040 What is this? • Alice Cogswell & Annie Sullivan Macy Act • Amendment to IDEA • Impacts the rights of students Why this matters… • CBSS is the DC & MD Deaf-blind project – Policies that impact this population are connected to our work • Could make interveners a “related service” • Training and preparation of interveners will be needed Impact on children, families, providers, and practice?
  28. 28. Break See you in 15 minutes 
  29. 29. Updates on Policy & Practice Update from D/HOH Chair --- Olivia Hill Update from B/VI Chair --- Mindy Demaris
  30. 30. Lunch 12-1p and Committee Meetings 1-3:30p
  31. 31. Stay Connected… www.CBSS.UMD.edu “Like Us” on FACEBOOK “The Maryland and DC Deaf-blind Project” See you next year…

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