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The Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project

What is Deaf-Blindness?

Deaf-blindness is a combination of sight and hearing loss that affects a person's ability to communicate, to access information, and to get around. The Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project provides statewide support to students with a combined vision loss and hearing loss, their educational team members, and families. Services include Technical Assistance, professional development opportunities, and maintaining a statewide Child Count of students with deaf-blindness in Nebraska.


 

Services

Technical Assistance

A child learns how to use a Braille typewriter.The Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project is available to provide an array of technical assistance, information, and dissemination to students, school personnel, and families. To request consultation, professional development, or other information, please complete the Technical Assistance Form (PDF) and email to Teresa Coonts, Project Director, at teresa.coonts@nebraska.gov, or return by U.S. mail:

 

 

Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project
NDE at ESU 3
6949 South 110th Street
Omaha, Nebraska, 68128

 


 

Child Count

A young boy ready for a car ride.Please complete the Child Count Form (PDF) for any student in Nebraska who has a combined hearing and vision loss; this refers to any degree of hearing loss in conjunction with any degree of vision loss (students do not need to be totally deaf and/or totally blind). Students do not need to be verified Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, or Deaf-Blind on their MDT. The child count is a separate record-keeping system compiled by each state's deaf-blind project; only numerical data is reported to the National Center on Deaf-Blindness; names are kept strictly confidential. Completed forms should be returned to Teresa Coonts, Project Director, via email or by U.S. mail:

 

Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project
NDE at ESU 3
6949 South 110th Street
Omaha, Nebraska, 68128

 

 

 

Fact Sheets

A young boy smiles for the camera.Environmental Considerations for Children who are Deaf-Blind (PDF) - May 20, 2015

Possible Causes of Deaf-Blindness (PDF) - December 8, 2014

Access to Meaningful Communication (PDF) - September 30, 2014