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HKNCA: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults - FY 2006


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: Individuals who are deaf-blind received the specialized services and training they need to become as independent and self-sufficient as possible.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Services to consumers at headquarters: By 2008, the training program at Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) headquarters will increase the number of adult consumers who have achieved successful employment to 45 percent, less restrictive setting outcomes to 75 percent, and identified training goals to 85 percent.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The percentage of HKNC adult consumers who successfully achieve/maintain employment and independent living outcomes.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
# Adult consumers % Training goals met % in Less Restrictive Settings % Placed in Employment Settings
% Adult consumers % Training goals met % in Less Restrictive Settings % Placed in Employment Settings
1999
75     45
85     38
2000
82     52
90     45
2001
87 92 71 38
90 86 59 45
2002
85 90 80 27
    59 45
2003
100 88 70 42.50
       
2004
98 90 69 46
95 88 70 45
2005
100 89 95 42
95 88 70 45
2006
       
95 88 72 45
2007
       
95 90 75 45
2008
       
95 90 75 45

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
Final transition plans for 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.
 
Explanation: For FY 2006, this measure was reworded to more accurately reflect the elements being measured.
 
Objective 2 of 2: Increase the capacity of deaf-blind consumers to function more independently in the home community.
Indicator 2.1 of 2: Impact of professional training: State and local service providers will demonstrate improved knowledge and skills to meet the needs of HKNC consumers.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The percentage of service providers who demonstrate knowledge/skill acquisition six months after HKNC training.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2006
 
999

Source: HKNC Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
HKNC regional representatives maintain client case summary files that indicate 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.
 
Explanation: The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline.
 
Indicator 2.2 of 2: Consumer outcomes: Improved vocational and independent living outcomes
 
Measure 2.2.1 of 1: The percentage of HKNC consumers who successfully achieve/maintain employment or independent living outcomes.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Secure Employment Retain Employment Independent Living
Secure Employment Retain Employment Independent Living
2006
     
999 999 999

Source: HKNC Annual Report.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: October 2006
 
Explanation: This is a new measure. The FY 2006 target is to establish a baseline.
 


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Last Modified: 12/28/2005