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DB 101: Educational Services

Programs & Strategies

Parent Center Guide to Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines

These guidelines provide state and local education agencies a framework to support the development of meaningful, appropriate programming for students with deaf-blindness. 

Best Educational Practices

This publication presents, in the context of deaf-blindness, seven components of educational programming that have been shown by research to improve an individual's ability to become an active and accepted member of society.

Gloria: The importance of having the disability of deaf-blindness "checked" in the IEP
Gloria Rodriguez-Gil from CADBS discusses how best to insure that a child's combined hearing and vision issues are addressed in the IEP.

Teaching Strategies and Content Modifications
Children with deaf-blindness have unique educational needs. Although they are deaf the adaptations needed for their learning style will differ from the child who only has deafness.

Universal Design for Learning
Describes the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it applies to students who are deaf-blind.


Who's On the DB Team…It Takes a BIG Village
Details roles and responsibilities of the range of service providers who could participate on the team of a student who is deaf-blind

Roles and Responsibilities of Team Members
Provides information about team members who are most likely to work directly and/or on a consultation basis with the student who is deaf-blind. Details the main contributions of each.

Educational Personnel- Deafblindness Educational Service Guidelines Chapter 2
Presents information from the perspective that students who are deaf-blind are served by a large and diverse educational team. Presents the issues that should be considered by the educational personnel.

Involving Families

Advocating for Your Child's Needs
This webinar for both families and educators presents a perspective on using the IEP to develop a meaningful program for a child who is deaf-blind.

Developing an Effective IEP for Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Parent Mini-Guide
A useful guide for helping parents in the development of an individualized education program for a child with deaf-blindness.

Family Support 360 
Family Support 360 serves people with developmental disabilities. This program assists participants and their families in getting the services they need to live as independently as possible in the community.

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
Join the national family organization.

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