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Deafblindness Resources

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Overview of Deafblindness

Click to view the Oregon Deafblind Project's Eligibility Chart.

Click to download and review Four basic categories of Deafblindness.

The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation

The National Center on Deaf-Blindnessis a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind.

The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The Oregon Deafblind Project’s 2006 Spring newsletter report on screening for Usher Syndrome using saliva samples and genetic testing.

Perkin's Stories: This site addresses "hints for real life" and how blind people cope with the situations that occur about fifty times a day.

Assessment and Program Planning

A School Psychologists Guide to Deafblindness: Identifying & Supporting Students with Combined Hearing-Vision Loss, 2016

MAPS: Planning for the Future of a Student with Visual and Hearing Impairments (Source: California Deaf-Blind Services). This is an excellent booklet on the process, from start to finish, which includes examples of the "maps.) Also available in Spanish.


The National Center on Deaf-Blindness fact sheet Receptive Communication - How Children Understand Your Messages to Them

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness fact sheet Expressive Communication: How Children Send Their Messages to You

Instruction and Activities

Ordering information for: Calendars for Students with Multiple Impairments Including Deafblindness by Robbie Blaha.

Hold Everything! Twenty "Stay-Put" Play Spaces for Infants and Preschoolers with Sensory Impairments and Other Special Needs

Creating and Using Remnant Books for Face-to-Face Communication and Self-Selected Writing

Story boxes, story bags and story telling


DeafBlind Interpreting: National Training & Resource Center

Interpreting Strategies for Students Who are Deafblind
An Interactive Training Tool for Educational Interpreters

Sign Language and Braille Resources

Click for an example of a fingerspelling chart.

Practice your skills at reading fingerspelling.

Order ASL songs on DVD.

Learn ASL at: "ASL University."

the MSU ASL Browser.

Family Health Reference To ASL

Higher Education

Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

Understanding Cyberbullying in College

Western Oregon University | The Research Institute | The Oregon Deafblind Project

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The Oregon Deafblind Project is funded through grant award # H326T130008, OSEP CFDA 84.326T, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education (OSEP), OSEP Project Officer: Susan Weigert.

However, the contents of this site does not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and no assumption of endorsement by the Federal government should be made.

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