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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…

Missed the 2021 virtual Advisory Board meeting?

Thanks to everyone who participated in the December 3, 2021 virtual meeting of our Advisory Board.  If you weren’t able to attend, or you’d like to review the information shared, you’ll find highlights from the Florida & Virgin Islands (FAVI) Deaf-Blind Collaborative and updates from our partners here:…

NCDB at Work

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

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…

Please Welcome Angel Perez!

Angel Perez joins the FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative as Assistant Director.  Angel has been working in the field of sensory disabilities for over sixteen years. Her collaborative activities have included working with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) as a host/instructor for the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) training modules…

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…

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…