Deaf-Blindness

 

Deaf-Blindness

Concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for students with deafness or students with blindness and adversely affect a student’s educational performance.

A-Z to Deaf Blindness

This website is produced by James Gallagher, a deafblind individual. It is intended to help Blind or deaf people, and especially deafblind people, and those who provide specialised services for those who are deafblind. A-Z to Deafblindness is also intended to make people more aware about deafblindness. Within the website you can learn the Deafblind Manual Alphabet and the Two-Handed Manual Alphabet used by sighted Deaf people.

Activity at Home for Children and Youth Who Are Deafblind

The suggestions in this article are intended for children who range in age from pre-school to high school and who are deafblind with additional disabilities.

Deaf Blindness: Evaluation Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information for families of children with deaf-blindness on critical components of the evaluation process, tied to the “best practices” contained in the Educational Services Guidelines for Students with Deaf-Blindness.

IEP Guide

This mini-guide provides information for families of children with deaf-blindness on critical components of the IEP development process, tied to the “best practices” contained in the Educational Services Guidelines for Students with Deaf-Blindness.

National Center on Deaf Blindness

The NationalCenter on Deaf Blindness has a variety of resources and supports for families with members who are deafblind, including articles, blogs, information and training.

National Center on Deaf-Blindness

As a national technical assistance center funded by the federal Department of Education, NCDB works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families.

Salute

Successful adaptations for effective use of touch with children who are deafblind.

Washington Sensory Disability Services

WSDS assists children who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or deaf-blind, by providing training and other support to families and service providers.

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services

WSDS provides resources, support and training to families and educators.

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