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HKNCA: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults - FY 2005


CFDA Number: 84.904A - Helen Keller National Center

Program Goal: Individuals who are deaf-blind will become independent and function as full and productive members of their local community.

Objective 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 1.1 of 2: Services to consumers at headquarters: By 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%.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: Percent 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
98 69 46
95 70 45
2005
100 95 42
95 70 45
2006
     
95 70 45
2007
     
95 75 45
2008
     
95 75 45

Source: Internal client caseload reports summarized in the HKNC Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Each consumer's final transition plan will include information on employment and living situation to which he/she is returning.

Limitations: Data are based upon self-reported data from the grantee and are not independently verified. Follow-up services are limited due to budgetary restraints.
 
Explanation: The 2005 targets for ''adult consumers'' and ''percent in less restrictive settings'' were met; the target for ''percent placed in employment settings'' was not met.
 
Indicator 1.2 of 2: Services to consumers at headquarters: To increase the percentage of training goals achieved by consumers participating in the training program.
 
Measure 1.2.1 of 1: Percentage of identified training goals successfully achieved by participants
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2001
92
86
2002
90
 
2003
88
 
2004
90
88
2005
89
88
2006
 
88
2007
 
90
2008
 
90

Source: Internal client caseload reports summarized in the HKNC Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
Review of consumer Individualized Training Plans (ITP)

Limitations: Data is based upon self-reported data from the grantee and is not independently verified.
 
Explanation: The 2005 target was met. These measurable instructional objectives are mutually developed by the consumer and his/her instructors.
 
Objective 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 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.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: 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
2,031 512 1,042
1,700 450 1,050
2005
1,621 495 1,066
1,700 450 1,050

Source: HKNC Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006

Data Validated By: No Formal Verification.
HKNC regional reps maintain client case summary files that indicate activity with individual consumers, family members, professionals, organizations and 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.
 
Explanation: The 2005 target for ''adult consumers'' was not met; targets for 'families'' and ''organizations'' were met. The number of consumers, families, professionals, and organizations/agencies served fluctuates from year to year. In establishing the targets, trend data were used from prior years.
 

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