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411 S. Prieur New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 556-7585 | Fax:(504) 556-7574


Does your child or student have a vision loss and a hearing loss?

We can help!

Deafblindness affects more than 10,000 children between birth and 21 years of age in the United States. Deafblindness has over 70 known causes, including Usher's syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, meningitis, and rubella. Appropriate education must address both the hearing and vision impairment, as well as any other disabilities that may be present.

The Louisiana Deaf Blind Project provides the following services:

  • Deafblind Registry
  • Information and Referral
  • Technical Assistance
  • Family Training and Support
  • Professional Development for Educators of Students with Deafblindness
  • Deafblind Awareness Training
  • Community Education & Advocacy

Services are confidential and are provided at no cost to children/youth with combined hearing and vision loss, their families, schools, service providers, school districts and the Louisiana Department of Education.

Who is eligible? Children and young adults living in Louisiana, birth through 21 years of age, with varying degrees of hearing and vision losses that are present at the same time also known as deafblindness. The combined effects 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 or young adult with both vision and hearing losses. In order to receive technical assistance, the child or young adult must be placed on the Louisiana Deafblind Registry. Forms for requesting services and enrolling in the Louisiana Deafblind Registry can be found on the LADBP Technical Assistance webpage. For more information contact




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