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The Impact of the Need for Closure for Students and Youth Who are Deafblind

October 21, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This session will answer the questions:

  • What is closure?
  • Why do we want and need closure?
  • What happens if we do not get closure?
  • Why might lack of closure be a significant source of stress for children and youth who are deafblind?
  • What can we do to provide closure for children and youth who are deafblind?


Join us as we continue a conversation begun during the 2021 Texas Symposium on Deafblind Education. Maurice Belote will share his thoughts on the basic human need for closure, the impact of lack of closure on individuals who are deafblind, and ways that service providers might reduce stress, identify motivators, and increase active engagement. A panel discussion featuring David Brown, Mary Gyori, Adam Graves, and Linda Mamer, and a member of the deafblind community will follow. Stay after the formal presentation for an opportunity to chat about this topic more informally.



October 21, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT