Project Goals & Activities

During the current grant cycle (2023 – 2028), NYDBC intends to achieve the following:

  1. Provide TA and training on improving outcomes to personnel who serve children who are deafblind;
  2. Increase early identification and referral of children who are deafblind for appropriate services and supports;
  3. Facilitate emerging and developing literacy and numeracy for children who are deafblind by promoting access to the general education curriculum and grade-level academic content standards through the use of high-quality practices;
  4. Continue and expand support to children who are deafblind and their families during the transition to postsecondary education or employment;
  5. Increase support to families to facilitate their involvement in the education and transition opportunities for children who are deafblind;
  6. In collaboration with the National Center, collect information to provide a State-by-State needs assessment;
    1. Increase the number of certified paraprofessionals and qualified teachers within the State who have demonstrated skills to improve the educational, social, and communication outcomes and the classroom experience of children who are deafblind; and
    2. Increase the use of paraprofessional evaluation systems leading to increased availability of qualified paraprofessionals for children who are deafblind.

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