"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)
Heidi Hollenberger is the Deafblind Coordinator 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. Heidi is also the Project Coordinator for the Wisconsin Deafblind Technical Assistance Project (WDBTAP), the state's federally-funded project. Services are provided to children and families of deafblind children statewide. Please contact Becky Hovde, Census Coordinator at (608)356-2023 for more information. This federal grant is administered by the DPI.
Please visit the Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outreach website for upcoming events supporting service providers and families of children who are Deafblind at www.wesp-dhh.wi.gov.