Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBEQ 66.3 Summer 2021

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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National Center on Deaf-Blindness NCDB is a technical assistance (TA) center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. We work with state deaf-blind projects and other partners to: Improve educational results and quality of life for children who are deaf-blind Increase the knowledge and skills of educators and families Create sustainable services Technical Assistance Learn about NCDB's TA activities and find contact information for your state deaf-blind project. Information Visit the Info Center for resources on deaf- blindness and educational practices. National Child Count Explore data about the population of children who are deaf-blind in a detailed annual report. Our National Initiatives IDENTIFICATION & REFERRAL Children must be identified and referred to state deaf-blind projects so families and educators have the information they need to support learning and development. FAMILY ENGAGEMENT Families require knowledge, skills, and support to help them interact with, educate, and advocate for their children. INTERVENERS & QUALIFIED PERSONNEL More personnel with training and expertise in deaf-blindness are needed to provide high-quality educational services. TRANSITION Children and youth must have access to educational opportunities and transition planning that lead to post-secondary education or employment and meaningful lives in their communities. Visit Our Website nationaldb.org

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