What is Deafblindness

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children defines deafblindness as follows: “Deafblindness” means 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 children with deafness or children with blindness” (Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities, July 1, 2014).

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News & Events

2018 Parent Retreat
Date: May 4, 5, and 6, 2018
Location: Deer Creek State Park, Mt. Sterling, OH
Target Audience: Parents of children registered with the Ohio Deaf-Blind Census
Theme: Charting a LifeCourse

Online training:

Developing Self-determination and Social Skills
Date: March 3, 2018
Target Audience: Parents, Educators, Transition Coordinators, Support Personned
Registration Deadline: Feb. 19, 2018

Transition to Adulthood & Community Life
Date: April 12, 2018
Target Audience: Parents Educators, Transition Coordinators, Support Personnel
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2018

Hearing & Vision Assessments

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