Utah Deaf-Blind Project

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Deaf-Blind Project

Deaf-Blind Services, in coordination with Utah State Office, has again been awarded a five-year U. S. Department of Education Technical Assistance to State Deaf and Blind Projects grant.

The Utah Deaf-Blind Project’s goals and associated activities are designed to:

  • deliver high-quality training and technical assistance;
  • promote advocacy efforts;
  • increase the use of evidence-based practices; and
  • develop and implement effective policies and procedures allowing improved services and results for children who are deaf-blind and their families.

The project will utilize innovative approaches to accomplish these goals including increasing connections and collaborative activities with the National Deaf-Blind Network, supporting parents in state and national advocacy, and promoting increasing community involvement, including involvement with the arts.

What the Utah Deaf-Blind Project is/does/values:

  • Technical assistance, including training, and dissemination
  • Created and driven by stakeholder input
  • Major focuses include knowledge development, leadership and collaboration
  • Collaborates with many in Utah and nationally
  • Opportunity to contribute to policy and practice
  • Opportunity for access to most current, research-based practice, and technical support
  • Strong focus on families
  • Relies on collaborative partners
  • Data driven
  • All children deserve dignity, respect, and opportunities.

What the Utah Deaf-Blind Project is not/does not:

  • Direct service for children
  • Replace any of the educational supports identified by IDEA

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