The FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative is a technical assistance and dissemination (TA&D) project funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
FAVI training, outreach, & Technical Assistance activities are designed to address and promote several national priorities, including:
- Assessment, Planning, and Instruction
Promoting the use of high-quality practices for the entire spectrum of children with deaf-blindness.
- Family Engagement
Building relationships with and among families is at the heart of services for children who are deaf-blind.
- Early Identification and Intervention
Helping to ensure that young children with sensory losses don’t miss important developmental opportunities.
- Interveners and Qualified Personnel
Supporting the provision of Intervener services for children with deaf-blindness.
Helping young adults who are deaf-blind (and their families) transition to adulthood, advocacy and leadership.
FAVI also provides individualized and intensive Technical Assistance to children, young adults, familes, and educational teams affected by deaf-blindness.
Technical Assistance (TA) strategies include:
- Site visits / classroom
- Home / community visits
- Face-to-face consultation
- Telephone / email / distance consultation
- Loan of Materials – research/evidence based published materials
- In-service training workshops
- Statewide training workshops
- Information regarding state and national resources
- Any combination of the above strategies
Dissemination strategies include:
- FAVI email listserv
- Facebook: FAVI facebook page
- Literature and materials provided to school districts
- Literature and materials provided to other agencies
- Literature and materials provided to constituents’ families