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Welcome to the Family Engagement forum!
Welcome to our new Family Engagement members! It's exciting to see membership growing. The NCDB Family Engagement group has been hard at work on several activities within our initiative. Here are examples of a few:
1) Working with family leaders who are participating (or are interested in participating) on their state's State Special Education Advisory Panel. This is exciting for the potential positive impact on statewide policies affecting students who are deaf-blind.
2) Working with a dedicated group of families and professionals on developing a web-based toolkit for conducting Self-Determination Leadership training for young adults who are deaf-blind.
3) Revising and enhancing the FamiliesLead website, which is a collaborative website with a vast collection of content and training materials for those interested in family leadership training.
4) Providing TA to two national family organizations, NFADB and CHARGE, as they conduct webinars to train family members on essential topics related to deaf-blindness.
We hope you will see a place to jump in and join us as endeavor to support the self-empowerment of parents of children who are deaf-blind and to assist them in acquiring advocacy and leadership skills.
Please introduce yourself in this forum. We've set up a special thread just for introductions. Tell us a little bit about you, your family, your professional life and your interest in working with families.