Public Education and Technical Assistance

 

  • Help for Families: With the consent of the client, family members are encouraged to attend the individualized training.  Learning communication methods and other skills promotes interaction and family harmony.  Long-term futures planning and coordination of services.  Some relatives gain insights by participating in the weekly support group.
  • Service to the Community: The Center offers consultations and comprehensive information and referral services such as:
    1. providing community education to promote understanding of the complex nature of a dual sensory loss – a unique disability, not two disabilities put together.
    2. providing technical assistance to individuals and organizations working with a person who has a combined hearing-vision loss.
    3. providing hands-on training to an individual with the dual sensory loss and demonstrations for the personnel working with them.
    4. identifying and coordinating services with other agencies.