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Young adults who are deaf-blind experience significant challenges when transitioning from school to desired post-school outcomes such as community inclusion, college, and career readiness. The foundation of the national work in transition is a shared vision based on principles of equity, opportunity and independence. The technical assistance that state deaf-blind projects provide within their individual states makes it possible for the national network to build on relationships, resources and models to move closer to a national system of supports and solutions based on a collective understanding of what works. Work within this initiative continues to focus on the development of tools and activities that actively engage families and service providers. This initiative invites parents, teachers, and service providers to share in the national efforts to improve transition results for youth who are deaf-blind.
Technical Assistance & Support
Teaming is at the core of good transition practice. This initiative facilitates existing partnerships among members of the TA&D network, state deaf-blind projects, teachers, and families so that they can collaborate in the development of tools and models to improve transition outcomes. Both the ITTI and the Transition Institutes serve as models for the implementation of evidence-based practices to improve life outcomes for young adults.
Understand the intent of this national initiative and the role it plays in bringing state deaf-blind projects, families and service providers together to improve individual outcomes for young adults. Data facts tells a story of this population using the data from the National Child Count.
Tools for Technical Assistance
Current Initiative Activities
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