Indiana DeafBlind Services Project

first_imgThe Indiana Deafblind Services Project, located at the Blumberg Center on Indiana State University’s campus in Terre Haute, has a mission to provide services for children and young adults who have combined vision and hearing loss.Do you know an infant or toddler who may have vision and hearing problems? Children who are deafblind can fall anywhere along a continuum made up of these five categories:Visually impaired and hearing impaired with vision being the primary disabilityVisually impaired and hearing impaired with hearing being the primary disabilityDeaf and visually impairedBlind and hearing impairedDeaf and blindOver 90% of children with deafblindness have additional disabilities:60% cognitive disability57% physical disability38% complex health care needs9% behavior challenges30% otherThe Indiana Deafblind Services Project provides services to children from birth to age 21 as well as the family members, care providers and educators of those children.Services include:Assisting in the development and implementation of appropriate education and transition programsAssisting families in forming networks with one another to access support and informationProviding statewide training on issues specific to deafblindnessConducting site-based and child focused consultationsIt is important to identify vision and hearing impairments early on.  For more information, contact the Indiana Deafblind Services Project at 800-622-3035 or visit their web site.You can also check out previous INDATA blog posts about Donald Aills, President of the Indiana Deafblind Association, or about deafblind communication devices.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedCommunication for Deafblind IndividualsMarch 9, 2010In “Loan Library”AM098 – Siri as Assistive TechnologyApril 12, 2013In “Accessibility Minute”The League’s Amazing ChallengeJune 21, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”last_img

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