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DRAFT 2013 Deaf-Blind Child Count Tables for your review
National Child Count
A DRAFT of the 2013 National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is now ready for your review. Please review the results for your state for accuracy.
In doing so please remember that the child count is conducted each year to supplement OSEP’s Federal Part C and Part B Child Counts (Special Education Child Count), which include children as deaf-blind only when deaf-blindness is their single disability. In contrast to OSEP’s December 1 Special Education Child Count, the December 1 Deaf-Blind Child Count data is collected for children with deaf-blindness in isolation, as well as those with additional disabilities. This is a critical distinction in that nearly 90% of the children and youth on the Deaf-Blind Child Count have one or more additional disabilities.
In order to make a valid comparison we need to include only those children and youth who are in Part C or Part B on December 1 2013. This is the count that is presented in the third column: “12-1-13 Snap Shot: Number on Child Count”.
We would like to have the review process completed by September 12, 2014. If you have questions or concerns about the data presented, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 838-8777. We can work through any changes needed.