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Denise Voelker

Transition Self-Advocacy Portfolio

Welcome to the Transition Self-Advocacy Portfolio!  These documents are  intended to guide a young person with deaf-blindness, a family, and/or an educational team in developing goals for the future AND a set of experiences, supports, strategies, resources, and SKILLS that promote a successful adult life. Each document represents an important…

Florida Parent Road Map: By Parents for Parents

We’re on this road together… How did you arrive on this road? Were you in an obstetrician’s office the day you learned your baby would be born with a disability? In the delivery room? Or, was your child older, and…

What is the FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative?

The Florida and Virgin Islands (FAVI) Deaf-Blind Collaborative provide consultation and support to children and youth (ages birth through 21) who have both hearing loss and vision loss (diagnosed or suspected). We consult with families, educators, service providers, agencies and educational teams…

NCDB at Work

Learn more about the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) and their initiatives. NCDBatWork-V3…

FREE Online Learning: OHOA Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules

The FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative has partnered with the Mississippi Hearing-Vision Project to offer the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Modules to cohorts of educators, interpreters, other professionals and paraprofessionals who are serving students with combined hearing and vision loss. These cohorts are facilitated by an expert…

IEP Resources

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Congratulations to Emily Taylor-Snell

Emily Taylor-Snell, M.Ed., Consultant The Florida & Virgin Islands (FAVI) Deaf-Blind Collaborative congratulates Emily Taylor-Snell as she begins her retirement after serving individuals and families affected by deaf-blindness and their educational teams–as well as many schools, districts, professionals and organizations– over her impressive career. Emily Taylor-Snell served as Project Coordinator…