Retired Project Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Member, California Deafblind Services at San Francisco State University
Maurice Belote has worked exclusively in the field of deafblindness for 41 years. Most recently, Maurice served as Project Coordinator of California Deafblind Services at San Francisco State University from 1992 until his retirement in 2021. During that time, he served as adjunct faculty for two four-year personnel preparation grants at SFSU focused on training teachers of students who are deafblind. With his CDBS team, Maurice also developed an intervener certificate program through the SFSU College of Extended Learning that prepares paraeducators 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 he also serves as Co-Chair of the National Coalition on Deafblindness, which advocates for federal legislation and policies that promote equitable access for children and youth who are deafblind. Maurice began his career as a home and hospital teacher and later served as a classroom teacher of transition-age students in the deafblind program at the California School for the Blind. He is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings and in 2021, was awarded the Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for his decades of work on behalf of deafblind students. His favorite quote is from renowned implementation scientist Dean Fixsen: “Students cannot benefit from interventions they do not experience.”
Disclosures for Perkins CVI: Collaboration for Change
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.