"Deaf-blindness means concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational problems that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children with deafness or children with blindness." 34 CFR 300.7 (c)
The Wisconsin Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project (WDBTAP) is the state's federally-funded project that provides services to agencies, schools, children and families of deaf-blind children. Heidi Hollenberger is the Deaf-Blind Specialist through the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP/DHH). Heidi provides technical assistance for students, schools, and parents as well as assessments, evaluations, and trainings. Please contact Lynn Brekke, Census Coordinator at (608) 356-2023 for more information. This federal grant is administered by the DPI.
Please visit the Wisconsin Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project website for upcoming events supporting service providers and families of children who are deaf-blind at www.wdbtap.wi.gov.