Post NLCSD Negotiations with OSEP Project Director Glinda Hill


The National Center for Leadership in Sensory Disabilities (NCLSD) has four major objectives/outcomes.

  • Objective 1: Produce 30 doctoral leaders in Blind/Visually Impaired (B/VI), Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH), & Deafblind (DB).
  • Objective 2:  Create and utilize a consortium to provide guidance in the design and implementation of a multi-university, doctoral-level leadership preparation program in the special education sensory disabilities fields of D/HH, B/VI, and DB.  
  • Objective 3: Develop and implement a Core Curriculum to be known as the “Research-Based Enrichment Program” using various modes of technology deemed to be appropriate by the University Consortium, PAC, Enrichment Committee, Technology Committee and Leadership Team with input from the NLCSD Fellows, such as Blackboard, Wiki, Webcasts, Webinars, and Face-to-Face meetings to deliver research-based forums.
  • Objective 4: Create an inclusive online “Community of Learners” (CoL) composed of professionals, individuals with disabilities, and parents who are involved in the education of students who are either D/HH, B/VI, and DB.