Wonderful DBMAT Families,
Below is some information specifically for families who have a young adult
(18-25 years of age) with deafblindness. Your participation in this
national survey will be of great help in identifying the best ways to
support families in preparing their loved ones for life after school.
Please feel free to share with others!
Family Engagement, Texas Deafblind Project
512-206-9423; fax: 512-206-9320
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From: Gail Leslie <leslieg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 2:46 PM
Subject: [STATE-DB] National Transition Survey Opportunity
This past week, NCDB and staff from the state deaf-blind projects met in
Salt Lake City for our annual DB Summit. During the meeting, Dr. Jerry
Petroff from the College of New Jersey announced a new project that he is
undertaking to capture descriptive information regarding the
characteristics and experiences of youth with deaf-blindness who are out of
school and between the ages of 18-25. In the mid 1990's Dr. Petroff
conducted research that showed that many young people with deaf-blindness
who had transitioned out of high school were finding adult life difficult.
Continued efforts to follow up on these findings have occurred on a small
scale and this extended national effort will help to collect current data
to be used in building more effective national supports for this population
of young adults. He is reaching out to deaf-blind youth, their parents,
teachers and friends to complete a 20 minute survey.
For more information about the survey, you can visit this page of
You can find the online survey at this link
Questions about the survey can be directed to:
Jerry G. Petroff, Ph.D.
Please share this information.
NCDB - Coordinator, Information Management and Dissemination
The Research Institute
Western Oregon University
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