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TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 1 Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Translations (CSMT ) Standards, Curriculum Frameworks.

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1 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 1 Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Translations (CSMT ) Standards, Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division Curriculum, Learning & Accountability Branch California Department of Education 9 TH GRADE TOOL KIT

2 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2 9 TH GRADE TOOL KIT Transition begins officially for students with special needs at age 14, but the process begins with the onset of education. The goal is to provide students with tools they will use beyond school for; independent living, work, or furthering their education.

3 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 3 WHO QUALIFIES Students must be enrolled in a school as a freshman Legally blind (20/200 in best eye corrected or peripheral vision less than 20 degrees) Registered in Federal Quota program Have an active IEP

4 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 4 KIT PARAMETERS The tool kit must be non- consumable Must be an APH Federal Quota product

5 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 5 RESPONSIBILITIES The parties to this contract work together; CSMT, schools, and the individual student Each has the responsibility to help the student earn the tool kit

6 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 6 CSMT will….. Provide the tools for the students Track the effectiveness of the program; 1. create a data base of tools 2. survey the tool use 3. work to explore other funding options

7 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 7 SCHOOLS WILL ….. Advise students and their parents of the program Hold IEP meetings to discuss the tools for each individual Set the criteria for either graduation or certificate for each student Notify CSMT of the tool requests Train the student to use and maintain the specific tool(s)

8 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 8 STUDENTS will ….. Participate in the IEP meeting to select the tools Learn to use and maintain the tools Meet graduation/certificate requirements set by the school

9 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 9 TRAINING Training includes learning to maximize the use of the tool; All applications of the tool Understand the manuals (if applicable) Learn to use the tool effectively

10 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 10 MAINTAIN To keep the tool in good working order all recommended usage and storage will be advised Cleaning and proper use will be discussed Information on upgrades or parts will be made available

11 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 11 OWN Upon meeting the criteria in the IEP for the Tool Kit the student will be given the tools.

12 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 12 DOLLAR AMOUNT Generally, the amount will be set at $3,000 per student. The amount will depend on the student needs, and the cost and availability of the tool requested.

13 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 13 WHAT IS ELIGIBLE Only products already approved for Federal Quota purchase are currently available.

14 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 14 DOCUMENTATION The local IEP team keeps all the contract paperwork We provide a sample contract CSMT trusts that you are requesting kits only for authorized students (we need the name of the student to verify they are enrolled in the Federal Quota registration)

15 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 15 CSMT Contacts Jonn Paris-Salb: Education Administrator 1 – Kelli Cornejo: Production Manager – Peter Jarvis: Warehouse Manager – Olga Cid: Education Program Consultant – Ravi Thakkar: Associate Information Systems Analyst – Jeannette Reyes: Digital Specialist II – Georgia Marty: Duplication & Distribution – Steven Parker: IMODS, Large Print – James Morrison: APH Orders, Federal Quota –


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