Check out this video uploaded to YouTube by Perkins about Advocating for Your Child's Needs. The webcast focuses on a conversation with Diana Autin, the Executive Co-Director of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), New Jersey's Parent Training and Information Center.
Diana explains what the law requires for children who are deafblind and how to tap into appropriate educational resources for students who are deafblind. In this webcast, Diana presents the companion guides that were developed by NJ SPAN based on the Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines. These companion guides include fact sheets, mini-guides and an IEP Meeting Checklist. These materials provide a framework to support the development of meaningful, appropriate programming for students with deafblindness (you can find these materials here).
Diana also talks about how important it is to use the system to your advantage by getting the right "diagnosis" or "classification" for you child, then connecting with the appropriate resources.
This webcast is shot in five chapters. You can watch the entire series below (or find more videos on the Perkins Webcast Page).