Severe and Profound Cognitive Disability, Medically Fragile, Deafblind
- Serve as the first point of contact for school personnel and families of students who are severely and profoundly cognitively disabled, medically fragile, and/or deafblind. Serve as an information and referral source for students in this population.
- Provide/coordinate regional workshops for professionals and parents of students in this category including those identified through the deafblind census.
- Specifically, address low-incidence disabilities issues through ESC needs assessments and regional plans and address deafblindness in the Regional plan for Students with Visual Impairments.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the regional activities regarding the three low-incidence disabilities.
- Provide technical assistance from a deafblind specialist.
- Collaborate with the Texas Deafblind Project to provide on-site consultation to students with deafblindness;
- Train and assist districts and Early Childhood Intervention programs to appropriately identify students with deafblindness and report them on the deafblind census;
- Collect, verify, and review district deafblind census information and forward it to the Texas Deafblind Project; and
- Personally contact every family and at least one professional connected to each child on the census to provide information about the Texas Deafblind Project.
Region 10 has a limited inventory of assistive technology for checkout to the districts within the region.
Region 10 AT/LID Technical Assistance Request
- Ongoing student intervention is NOT an element of Technical Assistance.
- Please allow 2-4 weeks for scheduling on-site technical assistance. Scheduling will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and is not guaranteed.
- Region 10 does NOT complete AT Evaluations but will assist your staff in conducting an evaluation.