Calling All Transition Teams in NYS! Do you know a young adult with hearing & vision loss between the ages of 14 – 21?

Calling All Transition Teams in NYS! Do you know a young adult with hearing & vision loss between the ages of 14 – 21? The Interdisciplinary Transition Team Initiative (ITTI) is an academic year-long transition planning initiative that incorporates evidence based practices for young adults who have combined hearing and vision loss between the ages of 14-21, their families and educational team members.

The overall purpose of the ITTI is to bring interdisciplinary team members together to identify and support the goals of a young adult who is deaf-blind. Once transition teams have been established they will participate in two face-to-face sessions and monthly web meetings over the 2014-2015 school year. These monthly sessions are supplemented with transition planning activities. The teams are provided with guiding principles and practical tools that have proven successful for transition-age young adults who are deaf-blind. Staff from the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative will provide on-going support throughout the initiative.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Young adults who are deaf-blind (combined hearing & vision loss)
  • Between the ages of 14-21
  • Resides in New York State

TEAM REQUIREMENTS?

  • Young adult who is deaf-blind
  • Commitment from transition team & support from administration
  • Family participation
  • Attendance at two face-to-face meetings (1 in Fall 2014, 1 in Spring 2015)
  • Participation in monthly web meetings
  • Completion of transition planning activities
  • Local travel

The ITTI kicks-off September 2014! For more information or to register your team please contact:

Susanne Morrow

susanne.morrow@qc.cuny.edu

718-997-4854

*If you live outside of NYS but are interested in participating, please contact us and we will connect you with your respective state deaf-blind project.

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