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HKNCA: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults - 2004

Program Goal: Individuals who are deaf-blind will become independent and function as full and productive members of their local community.
Objective 8.1 of 2: ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DEAF-BLIND RECEIVE THE SPECIALIZED SERVICES AND TRAINING THEY NEED TO BECOME AS INDEPENDENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Services to consumers at headquarters: By FY 2008, the training program at headquarters will increase the number of adult consumers who have achieved successful employment to 45% or less restrictive setting outcomes to 75%.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
% of adult consumers placed in employment and those in less restrictive settings
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Adult consumers % in Less Restrictive Settings % Placed in Employment Settings
Adult consumers % in Less Restrictive Settings % Placed in Employment Settings
1999
75     45
85     38
2000
82     52
90     45
2001
87   71 38
90   59 45
2002
85   80 27
    59 45
2003
100   70 42.50
       
2004
       
95   70 45
2005
       
95   70 45
2006
       
95   70 45
2007
       
95   75 45
2008
       
95   75 45


Explanation: In the year 2003, 40 of the 83 individuals who terminated training had a desire to achieve a vocational outcome. Of this 40, 17 or 42.5% achieved this goal. Of the remaining 23, 22 were home seeking competitive employment or supported employment and 1 is participating in sheltered employment. Among the 20 individuals not seeking a vocational outcome, 3 received short-term training in adaptive technology, 6 were homemakers, 2 attended college, 2 attended other voc/training programs, 3 are deceased and 4 discontinued training. In addition, HKNC served 13 high school and 10 senior citizen consumers in 2003. Of the 23 consumers who terminated the program with a desire to move to less restrictive living situations, 16 or 70% achieved this goal. Data prior to 2001 were calculated using a different method and are not included for the percentage placed in less restrictive settings.  
Additional Source Information: Internal client caseload reports summarized in the HKNC Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Final transition plans on each client will include the employment and living situations each client will be entering upon completion of training.

Limitations: Data are based upon self-reported data from the grantee and are not independently verified. A follow-up survey was developed but budgetary limitations prevented it implementation. HKNC will conduct a limited survey using selected RSA regions.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Services to consumers at headquarters: To increase the percentage of training goals achieved by consumers by participating in the training program.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of identified training goals successfully achieved by participants
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
92
86
2002
90
 
2003
88
 
2004
 
88
2005
 
88
2006
 
88
2007
 
90
2008
 
90


Explanation: Consumers come to HKNC with training goals that go beyond those reported in indicator 1.1. This indicator represents the percent of training goals achieved by all adult consumers served during the program year. These measurable, instructional objectives are mutually developed by the consumers and their instructors. Data prior to 2001 were calculated using a different method and are not included.  
Additional Source Information: Internal client caseload reports summarized in the HKNC Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: Data is based upon self-reported data from the grantee and are not independently verified.

 

Objective 8.2 of 2: ENSURE THAT DEAF-BLIND CONSUMERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS RECEIVE THE SERVICES THEY NEED TO FUNCTION MORE INDEPENDENTLY IN THE HOME COMMUNITY.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Regional services to consumers and families: Helen Keller National Center will maintain or increase the number of consumers and family members served through its regional offices.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number served through Helen Keller National Center
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Consumers Families Organizations
Consumers Families Organizations
1999
1,336 368 976
1,250 400  
2000
1,340 461 995
1,300 400 950
2001
1,727 484 913
1,400 425 1,000
2002
1,932 487 1,090
1,500 400 1,050
2003
1,982 611 1,288
     
2004
     
1,700 450 1,050
2005
     
1,700 450 1,050


Progress: In 2002, the regional offices served more consumers, families and organizations than were targeted.

Explanation: The number of consumers and families served fluctuates from year to year. In establishing the targets, trend data were used from prior years.  
Additional Source Information: HKNC Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
HKNC regional reps maintain client case summary files that indicate re activity with individual consumers, family members, professionals and organizations/agencies.

Limitations: Client case summary reports do not measure the level of service provided or impact of the services on the lives of the consumers and family members. There are no improvements planned at this time.

 

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