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Upcoming Change to the 2014 Deaf-Blind Child Count
National Child Count
Change in the 2014 Deaf-Blind Child Count
In the coming weeks we will be releasing the updated materials for the 2014 Nation Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind. Please be advised that we will be adding Intervener Services to the 2014 data collection on a pilot basis.
We wanted to give everyone advanced notice that we will be adding Intervener Services as a new data element to the Annual Deaf-Blind Child Count this year (2014). The significance of the current Intervener Initiative within the Network provides an opportune time to add this important data element to the Annual Deaf-Blind Child Count.
Specific details will be forth coming in the materials for the 2014 Deaf-Blind Child Count. To simplify the process we will add this to the end of the current set of variables (Column 35) with “No, Yes, Unknown” response options. In addition to modifying all materials to add this data element we will develop and provide a script (with “screen shots”) on how to modify FileMakerPro databases to include this element.
We know that the first year will be difficult and messy with many “Unknown” responses. We fully understand and expect this. We will do everything we can to ease the transition to adding this additional data element.