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Intervener Guide

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A Family's Guide to Interveners is a 62-page publication created for parents of children who are deafblind. Through the authors’ combined experiences with their children and having seen the importance of intervener services to the child’s learning and development, they believe that it is critical that all parents of children and youth who are deafblind be informed about the role of interveners and be knowledgeable about how to advocate for interveners through the IEP process. This booklet briefly describes deafblindness and the role of interveners, and then guides parents through the components of the IEP process that are most critical to determining the need for intervener services in educational settings.

This publication is disseminated through the SPARKLE program to families. A copy of this booklet is also being disseminated to Parent Training and Information Centers in each state.

To order a print copy of this booklet for $15 which includes the DVD, Deafblindness and the Intervener and a laminated card with important questions to ask during the IEP development, please contact Jean Daddow at (435) 797-5600,

There is an excellent website with literacy checklists and intervention ideas for children who are deafblind. It is

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