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2017 1103 CBSS Advisory Committee Meeting

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2017 1103 CBSS (Connections Beyond Sight and Sound) Fall Advisory Committee Meeting -- Maryland & DC Deaf-blind Project

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2017 1103 CBSS Advisory Committee Meeting

  1. 1. CONNECTIONS BEYOND SIGHT AND SOUND Advisory Committee Meeting November 3, 2017
  2. 2. Agenda I. Welcome / Introductions / Update Roster II. Sharing Connections – Project, State & Beyond III. Updating Connections – Policy, Practice & Partnerships IV. Guest Presentation – Provider: Rene Averitt-Sanzone V. Guest Presentation – Parent: Tasha Howland BREAK VI. Preparing for a New Grant Cycle – Needs Assessment Small Group Activity & Large Group Discussion
  3. 3. Creating Connections - Introductions (Staff and AC Members) In about 15-20 seconds… • Share your name and affiliation. • Share what genre/style of MUSIC represents your work in the deaf-blind community & why opera soulpatriotic techno heavy metal nursery rhymes reggae rap
  4. 4. CBSS Project Sharing Year 4 Accomplishments & Year 5 Plans Conceptual Framework – 5 Key Areas Updating Connections • Child Count  coming soon… • Technical Assistance  SI, STW, website, intensive… • Policy  HR 1120... • Partnerships  Demonstration & collaboration activities… • Practice  OHOA, IFHE, mini-grants…Improve Child Outcomes
  5. 5. Mini-Grant Projects What are the Mini-Grants? • Field-initiated mini-grant projects • Total -- $2,000 to award across 2 or 3 grant recipients • Max of $1,000 can be awarded for any one grant Why do they matter? • Priority on students with deaf-blindness and/or CVI • Promote innovative practice that improve child outcomes When is the next application deadline? • SOON  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 (information & forms on website) How to learn more… • Visit our website  www.CBSS.UMD.edu
  6. 6. YOUR TURN… Around the state, across the country! What’s happening? Meetings and Networking Resources and Websites Activities and Opportunities …. And more! Sharing Connections
  7. 7. Special Presentation -- Provider -- What’s New at PPMD? The Executive Director & More… Rene Averitt-Sanzone
  8. 8. Special Presentation -- Parent -- Working with the System: A One-on-One Perspective Tasha Howland
  9. 9. Break See you in 10 minutes 
  10. 10. Needs Assessment Small Group Activity Large Group Discussion Planning Connections
  11. 11. Planning Connections • GENERAL – Specific Topics, Areas & More  IFHE, interveners, training needs, family support, condition specific info (CVI, CHARGE…), etc… • STATION 1 – Technical Assistance  SI, STW, webinars, website, intensive… • STATION 2 – Policy  Interveners, identification, referrals… • STATION 3 – Partnerships  Demonstration & collaboration activities… • STATION 4 – Practice  OHOA, mini-grants, distance technology… Improve Child Outcomes  Strengths & ”Keepers” – what is working and should continue...  Needs & “Plan-for” – ongoing/new challenges and ideas
  12. 12. Next AC Meeting… May 18, 2018 See you then… In the meantime, let’s keep Connected! www.CBSS.UMD.edu

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