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When your child with disabilities has been displaced . . .

1)  If your Florida student’s disabilities include sensory losses, you may benefit from Technical Assistance to facilitate his/her special education program, supports, and services: **The Florida & Virgin Islands Deaf-Blind Collaborative can assist families of students affected by both hearing and vision losses (with or without other disabilities).** http://deafblind.ufl.edu/welcome/make-a-referral-or-request-assistance…

2020-2021 Family-to-Family Communities (F2FC)

    Facilitators will contact participants in August; monthly meetings will be Sept 2020 – May 2021 F2FC brings families together to connect, share information and resources, and offer support to one another in thejourney of supporting their family member with deaf-blindness. Love, Laughter, & Mindfulness: 1st Thursday/month…

Pam Kissoondyal, Family Specialist

Pam Kissoondyal, Family Specialist My name is Pam Kissoondyal.  My husband and I have two wonderful children (well three wonderful children if you count our dog – Boxer). Alec is 16 years old and Jessica is 14. Jessi has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Several years…

Shelly Voelker, Family Education Specialist

Shelly Voelker, Ed.D., Family Education Specialist My first and most important job is mother of four children.  After losing my oldest child Noah, in 2009, I adopted three young children.  While their special needs are quite different from Noah’s, Jaiden has cerebral palsy and vision loss like his oldest brother did.

Needs Assessment surveys

  Your participation in FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative Needs Assessment surveys helps us to better serve the children, young adults, families, and teams who are constituents of Florida’s deaf-blind project. The Team Member Needs Assessment…