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Maurice Belote

Adjunct Faculty Member, California Deafblind Services at San Francisco State, Mount St. Mary’s University Los Angeles and the University of South Dakota University


Maurice Belote has worked exclusively in the field of deafblindness for 41 years. Maurice began his career as a home/hospital and classroom teacher and then served as Project Coordinator of California Deafblind Services at San Francisco State University from 1992 until his retirement in 2021. During that time, he also served as adjunct faculty for two four-year personnel preparation grants at SFSU training teachers of students who are deafblind. With his CDBS team, Maurice also developed an intervener certificate program through the SFSU College of Professional and Global Education to prepare interveners to effectively support communication and curricular access for deafblind students in school and community settings. He is currently adjunct faculty with two university teacher training programs and also serves as Co-Chair of the National Coalition on Deafblindness. He is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings and, in 2021, was awarded the Anne Sullivan Medal for his work on behalf of deafblind students and their families.


Disclosures for 2024 CVI Conference: Building Meaningful Recognition
Maurice Belote is not being paid for his presentation, but his registration fees are being waived.

Maurice Belote does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose.