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Accessing The Dream: Preparing Deaf-Blind Youth For A Self-Determined Life

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All young adults who are deaf-blind need extensive transition planning and services in order to experience success in adult life. Transition Institutes have historically sought to bring together young adults and their families to build skills and provide training in the pursuit of better personal transition outcomes. These institutes are a collaborative effort across 21 State Deaf-Blind Projects over a span of 10 years. Based on the Taxonomy for Transition Programming developed by Paula D. Kohler, Ph.D., the chapters offer insight and understanding based on foundational best practices in transition planning. Chapters include Student-Focused Planning, Student Development, Interagency Collaboration, Program Structure, and Family Involvement.

Media Details

Runtime: 1 hours 10 minutes 24 seconds

Girl looks at laptop monitor, seated. Caption. I want to show what it's like to be me.
27 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Young Helen Keller, one arm wrapped around an adult woman's shoulder, the other reaching out to hold her hand.
55 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Color illustration. Closeup of baby staring upward touching cheek of distressed looking woman.
18 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 6
Frame of boy with a physical disability touching woman's hands.
17 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT
Young girl wearing a bright blue t-shirt speaks to camera while standing on a suburban street. Caption. Hi, my name is Ava Bullis.
Families Matter
Episode 1
31 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT
2 young boys, 1 slightly older, smile at camera while seated on a bench. Caption. His name is Liam; he is deaf-blind. My youngest's name is Finn. he is 3 years old.
Families Matter
Episode 2
24 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT
2 children in a living room setting, 1 holds his fingers to his mouth and looks up towards camera. Caption. Heather Joy as narrator. All right, this is Soliz and Camila. Soliz is 7, almost 8, and Camila Rose is 6.
Families Matter
Episode 3
16 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT
Young child reaches for a sandwich at the dining table, plate resting on top of a placemat with labeled images.
3 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT
Dr. Phil speaks to camera. Caption. Of the world's only deaf-blind triplets.
51 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 12
Woman leans down towards a girl who is seated on the floor next to a labrador retriever. Caption. How do I make her understand?
1 hours 28 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12

Viewer Comments

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    Patricia W. (Arcadia, FL)
    November 29th, 2023 at 06:36 AM

    Empowering and informative.

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    August 16th, 2017 at 06:21 AM

    This video is extremely useful for Deaf, Blind, and Deaf-Blind people working to transition into mainstream employment and employment skills in a hearing world. We need more Deaf-friendly materials in ASL!