On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Erin Farrer, Debbie Sanders, and Leslie Buchanan from the Utah Deaf-Blind Project, Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, will present a live webinar on the topic "Utah’s Journey in Obtaining Services for Students Who are Deafblind." Details include:
- Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
- Time: 3:30-4:30 Arizona time (starting at 3:30 Pacific/4:30 Mountain/5:30 Central/6:30 Eastern/12:30 Hawaii/2:30 Alaska)
- Cost: $20
- Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a3yE8xtoTSWZfLbN3vkpWg
- CEU: 1 hour professional development credit, ACVREP-certified
A comprehensive system of support for students who are deafblind positively impacts their learning outcomes and social and emotional well-being. Utah has a unique system of support which includes endorsed teachers of the deafblind, interveners, training and technical assistance, and family support. The purpose of this presentation is to share examples and strategies from Utah for providing the unique and diverse services needed for children who are deafblind including a) the history of our deafblind services and funding sources, b) an overview of the delivery of educational and deafblind project supports, c) ongoing collaboration and planning to appropriately meet the needs of students with deafblindness.
Participants will come away from the presentation with an understanding of the model of deafblind services in Utah and how funding and support was obtained. Participants will receive specific ideas of what they can do to obtain and/or enhance services for children who are deafblind in their respective areas.