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Arkansas Project for Children with Deaf-Blindness
The Arkansas Project for Children with Deafblindness is a federally funded program serving individuals from birth through age 21 who are deafblind or at risk of being deafblind. The project provides training, technical assistance and information to families, educators and others who work with these individuals.
The Project supports the philosophy of the inclusion of the individual with deafblindness in educational, vocational, recreational and community environments. The Project's Advisory Committee includes parents, consumers, and representatives of education, early childhood services, adult service providers, state agencies, higher education, and advocacy organizations.
Training based on needs expressed by local school district or individual agency
Parent support meetings
Family and professional networking and sharing of effective practices
Onsite consultations by request
Resource library for families and professionals
Information dissemination regarding deafblindness and Project activities
Maintenance of a census of children birth through age 21 who are deafblind