State Deaf-Blind Project

Description:
The goal of the New York State Technical Assistance Project Serving Children And Youth Who Are Deaf-blind is to enhance current activity to improve services and the service delivery system for children and youth who are deaf-blind and their families through the provision of technical assistance that will result in improved outcomes for these students. Major activities include: (1) Insure earlier identification, ongoing tracking and characterization of the population, ages 0-21, programs and other resources located state-wide; (2) Outreach to individual families in order to provide information and support and to network parents across the State; (3) Provide ongoing needs driven child-specific technical assistance and regional and state-wide information and training to education, rehabilitation and related service personnel research-based effective practices; (4) Continue the efforts of a state-wide Academic Task Force to support training graduate students to work effectively with children who are deaf-blind; (5) Facilitate collaborative partnerships to create linkages across providers to create adata base related to cochlear implants, mentor consumers, support inclusion and transition services that reach down to begin the planning process at the elementary school level; (6) Develop products and disseminate information to families and service providers; (7) Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of technical assistance on individual children and the service delivery system.

Address:
New York State Technical Assistance Project Serving Children & Youth Who are Deaf-Blind
Teachers College – Columbia University
Box 223
New York, NY 10027-6696
Madeline W. Appell, Project Director

Phone:
(212) 678-4020 - Paul Molloy, Project Coordinator
(212) 678-3879 - TTY, Family Specialists Family
(212) 678-3879 - Specialists Madeline Appell, Project Director

Fax:
(212) 678-3462

Email:
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Paul Molloy, Project Coordinator

 

 

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