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Deafblindness Overview Resources
Click to view the Oregon Deafblind Project's Eligibility Chart.
Click to download and review Four basic categories of Deafblindness.
The National Center on Deaf-Blindnessis a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind.
The Oregon Deafblind Project’s 2006 Spring newsletter report on screening for Usher Syndrome using saliva samples and genetic testing.
Gayle Unplugged: by Gayle Yarnall, Director, Perkins Products. This site addresses "hints for real life" and how blind people cope with the situations that occur about fifty times a day.
The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness fact sheet Receptive Communication - How Children Understand Your Messages to Them
The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness fact sheet Expressive Communication.
Activities and Instruction
Ordering information for: Calendars for Students with Multiple Impairments Including Deafblindness by Robbie Blaha.
Sign Language and Braille Resources
Click for an example of a fingerspelling chart.
Order ASL songs on DVD.
Learn ASL at: "ASL University."
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 McGill Action Planning System (MAPS): A strategy for building the vision. Article by Vandercook, T., York, J., and Forest, M. (1989). The Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 14.