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2017 1213 CBSS Joint Steering Committee Meeting

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2017 1213 CBSS Joint Steering Committee Meeting

  1. 1. CONNECTIONS Beyond Sight and Sound Joint Steering Committee Meeting December 13, 2017
  2. 2. Agenda I. Welcome & Introductions & Agenda (9:30-9:50 am) II. Census Review – It is that time of year again! Donna Riccobono, MEd (9:50-10:20 am) III. Connections & Updates – (10:20-10:50 am) Referrals (how to handle increasing numbers) Updates & Information (JC member sharing)  Break (10:50 am – 11:10 am) V. Presentation: OHOA Modules Lauri Triulzi, MEd (11:10-12 noon)  Lunch – on your own… (12-1 pm) VI. Committee Meetings (1-3:30 pm) Vision  Room 218 Hearing  Room 219
  3. 3. The MD & DC Annual Child Count of Children and Youth with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss Joint Steering Committee Meeting December 13, 2017
  4. 4. What is the annual child count of children who are Deaf-blind?
  5. 5. How long does it take to complete the necessary paperwork?
  6. 6. Why is the census so important?
  7. 7. What exactly is meant by the term Deaf-blind?
  8. 8. What if a child has multiple disabilities that happen to include vision and hearing problems?
  9. 9. What if the hearing and/or vision problems are cortical in nature?
  10. 10. What if deaf-blindness is not listed as a student's primary disability condition on her or his Individualized Education Program (IEP)?
  11. 11. Does including a child on the census obligate the school program to provide services such as vision, hearing, orientation and mobility, etc.?
  12. 12. Why is a child's diagnosis included on the census?
  13. 13. What if my school district does not currently have any students who are deaf-blind at this time?
  14. 14. What if I don't know all the information requested on the census form for a particular student?
  15. 15. Who should complete the census form?
  16. 16. How is the information used?
  17. 17. What if I have a question about the child count that hasn't been answered here?
  18. 18. Donna Riccobono donnaric@umd.edu
  19. 19. You can help by completing or updating the census form!
  20. 20. www.cbss.umd.edu and The MD & DC Deaf-blind Project on FACEBOOK
  21. 21. E-Update Project Events and Activities
  22. 22. “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” Quote by Chief Sitting Bull Thank you!
  23. 23. Connections & Updates - REFERRAL PROCESS - JC MEMBER SHARING
  24. 24. Break See you in 15 minutes 
  25. 25. Presentation OHOA Modules Lauri Triulzi, MEd
  26. 26. Lunch – on your own… 12-1 pm Committee Meetings 1-3:30 pm Vision–Room218 Hearing–Room219
  27. 27. 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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