APPLICATION DEADLINE — closed November 16, 2015
RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED BELOW
Link to poster presentation photos below…
We’ve got something special just for you.
Field Initiated Demonstration Activities / Mini-Grant Program
for the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia only.
direct service providers and administrators to
develop innovative projects, to replicate successful practices,
or to enrich and expand curriculum in ways that directly
and positively affect services to students with
deafblindness / severe disabilities.
the award opportunities are
TWO to THREE GRANTS
of up to $1000.00 each.
existing funds available through other sources.
directly involve students with deafblindness
or the staff at the program where they are educated.
November 16, 2015.
need to complete the following:
including demographic form.
including approximate cost.
listed in the scoring criteria form.
Feel free to copy and disseminate the information to
individuals whom you think would be interested.
if you have any questions.
Visit our Photo Gallery pages to enjoy highlights
of Field-initiated Demonstration Projects
across the years (or click here…)
Field-Initiated Demonstration Project
These recipients presented posters
on their projects during the
CBSS Spring 2016 Advisory Committee Meeting
which was in conjunction the Spring 2016 STW.
To learn more about the event and
to view photos from the poster presentations
Kelly Jarrett (AT Specialist) and
Karin Nord (AT Specialist)
Maryland School for the Blind
“On the move! Bringing Multi-sensory Experiences
to Students that Need Them Most”
Sensory / multi-sensory experiences are often essential for learning
for children with disabilities. These experiences provide them with
additional information needed to learn a concept, assist staff with
understanding behavior, and to help organize the students
sensory system. For students with dual sensory impairments,
activities that incorporate lights, sounds, smells and vibrations
are essential for learning. The use of a mobile multi-sensory cart
would allow all service providers access to these activities for
their students in their natural classroom environment.
Sara Kempler, Special Education Teacher
focusing on deaf-blindness and CVI
Delrey School (CBSS Demonstration Project)
“Instructional Strategies – Adapting Curriculum for
Students with Sensory Impairments”
The objective is to increase the ease of visually seeing objects
in order to access curriculum. Expected outcomes are
to enhance the students learning and increase staff involvement
in facilitating access to students so they can review and practice skills.
Nikki Woodward (TVI) and
Louise Rollins (D/HH)
Montgomery County Public Schools
Montgomery County Infants & Toddlers Program
“Social Learning and Community Play Program
for Toddlers with Dual Sensory Loss”
Learning opportunities will address the use of multiple sensory channels
to access early literacy, language, pre-numeracy, problem solving,
and pre-writing skill development using developmentally appropriate
themes and materials. The target goal is to empower and support families
with the knowledge and know how to engage their
toddlers in learning and social exchanges during play.