Originally Posted by deafdyke
Why is she being fired? I wonder if the funders think "oh very very small population, not worth it to fund them." Unfortunatly for pediatric deaf blind kids, most of them tend to be multihandicapped (but all along the spectrum from mild to profound) so that is a very difficult niche to educate. I remember reading that only a small percentage of kids have deafblindness as their primary disabilty. Like most deafblind are actually severely multihandicapped, and need teachers who are experianced in teaching kids with severe disabilites, rather then an intervenor.
Oh trust me, it happens ALL the time! Even at state schools for the Deaf, it happens. I know for sure Lousinana School for the Deaf, and West Virgina School for the Deaf have TODs who are NOT fluent in ASL.
Yep. I remember people complaining about Gally professerors not knowing much ASL. After meeting with some of them, I have to sympathize with the students there. That was years ago, dunno if it's true now.