[dbmat] Re: [dbmatconference] Fwd: DBMD Waiver Training - Flyer [1 Attachment]

  • From: Stephen Schoen <stephenschoen351@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:48:09 -0500

That is a wonderful summation.   Thanks for the remembrance of me in it.
Thanks for continuing to make the waiver work by training people.  Viv,
Christine, Gay and I were just at camp young Judea today.   I think it will
be better and more easy going than Camp Jon Marc.   Have a great weekend
On Jul 11, 2014 2:18 PM, "David Wiley" <wileyd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all.
>
> Perhaps I can clarify.  Maybe to much information, but here goes.
>
> The DBMD Waiver requires that all direct service staff hired through the
> waiver receive basic training on understanding and working with people who
> are deafblind.  The various local provider organizations are responsible
> for providing this training. Around 20 years ago, Steve Schoen when he
> worked for DADS asked some of us who work for DB Outreach at TSBVI to help
> him develop a 20 hour basic curriculum that covers:
> Etiologies of Deafblindness;
> Understanding sensory disabilities and the affects of deafblindness on
> information gathering and concept development;
> O & M basics and facilitating movement;
> Communication systems;
> Supporting more active participation in activities;
> Supporting consumers with behavioral challenges.
>
> Since the beginning, DADS has offered this training in Austin about twice
> a year for DBMD waiver providers, and I have usually done it.  Some
> provider organizations from around the state have sent direct care staff to
> these trainings, and others have sent an administrator/supervisor to learn
> the material and bring it home to the direct-care staff in a "train the
> trainers" model.
>
> Through the years I have offered to do this same training in other parts
> of the state at the request of a provider organization who had a number of
> new staff needing to fulfill this training requirement.  When I venture out
> to Dallas, Houston, EL Paso etc for a provider, DADS usually likes to
> inform other provider organizations in the area, so they can take advantage
> of the training for their staff if they want to.
>
> Please keep in mind, that the target audience for this training is
> dIrect-care staff for DBMD Waiver programs working with consumers in home
> and community settings.  We do not talk about schools.  The Waiver supports
> people of all ages, and at this point serves mainly adults, so I have
> traditionally tried to focus on supporting people who are "grown-up".  Of
> course I work at a school, so much of my training material features
> grown-up teens, as I don't have as much access to adult consumers.  The
> principles, of course, apply to all ages.
>
> The training topics remain as originally devised, have evolved slightly,
> and I've been doing it in 2 days, so it is now 14-16 hours.  PerryLee has
> asked me to come to Houston to do the two-day training in August.  (Thanks
> Heidi!)  Looks like Heidi is willing to open it to other interested
> parties, and that is fine as long as the numbers are manageable.
>
> David
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jul 11, 2014, at 12:55 PM, "Heidi May" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> (Redacted sender "hbarr1970@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) wrote:
>
> This training teaches communication techniques as well as perspective on
> deaf blindness.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 11, 2014, at 12:45 PM, Caroline Daley <carolinedaley@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
> Can anyone help us all understand what this training will cover and what
> benefit it is to parents to attend
>
> Thanks!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jul 10, 2014, at 8:55 PM, "Hartman Family hartmanfam28@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [dbmatconference]" <dbmatconference@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Cool news!!
>
> If you are new to the DBMD Waiver you may have a need for you and your
> service providers to be trained in accordance with the waiver requirements.
>  Even if you are not new to the waiver, but have a need for training,
> please join us!
>
> Training presented by David Wiley is scheduled in the Houston area for
> August 5th & 6th (a Tuesday & Wednesday)!
>
> Space is limited to 30, so RSVP as soon as possible to Heidi of PerryLee
> Home Healthcare (she is cc'd on this email).
>
> Hope everyone's having a wonderful summer!
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> <DBMD Certification Training.pdf>
>
>
>

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