• Welcome
  • National Advocacy Agenda from FATE

National Advocacy Agenda from FATE

12-Jul-2022 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Our pilot FATE team developed this national advocacy agenda:

  1. Require States to include “services to students who are deafblind in special education State Plans” via addenda to existing plans & inclusion in future State plans. The plan should include:

    1. Definition – We want to add this definition to the existing definition in IDEA

    2. Qualified Personnel - Teachers of Students who are DeafBlind and Interveners

    3. Interveners written explicitly in the list of permitted related services for all DB

    4. Technical Assistance - NCDB and State DeafBlind Projects (increase funding to meet current needs)

    5. Transition plans to adult life should align with a State Plan for Adults.


  2. Require States to develop a State Plan for Adults who are Deaf-Blind. Ensure the timely implementation of appropriate services and supports for adults who are deafblind  for a successful  transition from school to adult life, including but not limited to post-secondary education, the workforce, or other settings. [1] The goal is a purposeful life of their choice.  The plan may include:

    1.  Coordination with the Special Education State Plan (initially).

      b.     The array of support services, to include  SSPs/CNs, Interveners, and Interpreter.

      c.      DB Medicaid Waivers 


OUR MISSION:  NFADB exists to empower the voices of families with individuals who are deaf-blind and advocate for their unique needs.

EXPAND YOUR FAMILY NETWORK

become a member of nfadb


SUPPORT NFADB

Our work is supported by organizations and individuals like you.  

Support our work


Donation goal

Goal: $50,000.00
Collected: $30,638.00
61%

CONTACT US

Phone: 800.255.0411
Fax: 516.883.9060

Email: info@nfadb.org

MAILING ADDRESS

PO Box 1667
Sands Point, NY 11050

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software