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Partners in Action Ideas
Partners in Action Ideas
This page was last updated on Mar 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm
RAISING AWARENESS ON THE NEED FOR INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF-BLIND:
The following ideas were suggested during the NCDB-NFADB Partners in Action forum discussion.
Creating a Vision Statement for the Partners in Action CampaignCreate of a vision statement for Partners in Action by NFADB Board
Utilize the For
Families page on NCDB website to promote vision statement and messaging about
the Partners in Action Campaign
Insert a video message that points to one or two resources.
Resources/Materials on IntervenersFree download of the Booklet: A Family' Guide to Interveners for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss,http://intervener.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/A-Familys-Guide-to-Interveners.pdf
Training opportunities provided by State Deaf-Blind Projects
Open Hand Open Access Modules housed on the NCDB website
CHARGE Syndrome Intervener Facebook page moderated by
Jody Greenberg Wolfe
Four week training session on Intervener Module #3 hosted by NCDB and NFADB. More information can be found NCDB website under events. https://nationaldb.org/events?category=3
Promotional “Awareness” StrategiesUse video vignettes to help describe important issues that continue to surface in family circles; e.g. clarification of what is an intervener, how to access an intervener in my state, how does it differ from respite and support service provider efforts.
Link resources about interveners
between NCDB & SDBP websites
Disseminate information and resources abut interveners through family support organizations and local
family resource networks
Use social media (Facebook, Twitter) to disseminate
information and reach more families;
Facebook is a powerful tool for getting information out in a
"sound bite." The sound bite can help draw people into a more
Create a video message that everyone could use on their Facebook
page or in emails.
Check the Facebook pages of other projects, organizations,
etc. to get new ideas & learn more about resources and materials
State deaf-blind projects can identify families in their
states who might be able to serve as ambassadors to get the word out to other
families and also to districts or other education agencies
> Create a Wikipedia page on Interveners; (Done by GL 3/18/2104)
Expand “Deafblindness” Wikipedia page to include interveners
All types of individualized supports (intervener,
interpreters and Support Service Providers) should be described on the
Deafblindness Wikipedia page.
Partner with State Parent Resource Centers (PTIs)
Not everyone is on facebook or twitter. We need a reliable, easy to access place for parents to access information. I think having it on NCDBs, NFADBs and state project websites will be very helpful.
Messaging TipsStreamline the message: make it easy for people to get the information they need.
Share information that is really pertinent to families
Do not overwhelm
people with lots and lots of resources
When possible, disseminate articles that give a short, clear
summary of the topic