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Deaf-blindness affects more than 10,000 children between birth and 21 years of age in the United States. Deaf-blindness has over 70 known causes, including Usher's syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, meningitis, and rubella. Appropriatge education must address both the hearing and vision impairment, as well as any other disabilities that may be present.
The Louisiana Deaf Blind Project can provide:
Services are confidential and are provided at no cost to school districts, families, or service providers
Who is eligible?
Children living in Louisiana, birth through 21 years of age, with varying degrees of hearing and vision losses that are present at the same time. The combined affects of these losses, even if both are mild, create unique challenges for each child
Who can request services? Any parent, family member, or service/care provider of a child with both vision and hearing losses. In order to recieve technical assistance the child must be placed on the Louisiana Deafblind Registry