Missouri Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project
The purpose of the Missouri Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is to develop partnerships, coordinate service networking and provide systematic training. Technical assistance, training and resources are available for individuals with vision and hearing loss (birth through 21 years of age), their families and service providers. Services are coordinated with local education agencies, adult service providers and deafblind task forces to enhance networking and to build expertise in the community.
Objectives of the Project:
- Assist local and state agencies in the identification, tracking and referral of infants, toddlers and youth with deafblindness to improve outcomes.
- Provide an array of technical assistance activities that increase family support services, parent education and parent networking.
- Provide an array of technical assistance and professional development activities to service providers, schools and families that improve education and post-secondary outcomes.
- Strengthen the capacity of highly qualified personnel through increased training and education of Project personnel, interveners, related service providers and teacher of the students with deafblindness to increase educational and post-secondary outcomes.
- Implement a dissemination plan which includes information about the Project, teams, effective practices and material developed by the Project.
- Evaluate and measure impact and benefits to children with deafblindness, their families and their service providers.
Natasha Baebler, MAT
DeafBlind Project Coordinator
Missouri School for the Blind
Marvin’s Seaside Adventure Story Time
You’re invited to join us for another exciting Family Story Time! A group of Deaf-Blind Projects have come together to create a FAMILY ONLY online space to have fun! For additional information, please see the Marvin’s Seaside Adventure Story Time Information Page - Story Time flyer
MSB Outreach Family Yoga Class
Please join Missouri Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project (MoDBTAP) and Missouri Statewide Parent Involvement Network (MoSPIN) for a free virtual yoga class for families of youth with vision loss, blindness, or deafblindness! For additional information, please view the MSB Outreach Family Yoga Flyer - Family Yoga Flyer
Hand In Hand (HIH): Understanding Deaf-Blindness for Educational Teams provides instructional strategies and practice specific to educational teams serving students with Deaf-Blindness. Participants from Missouri and Ohio gather for the second session of HIH to continue learning about identifying the unique and dynamic needs of students with Deaf-Blindness and how to apply acquired knowledge to the student(s) they serve.
To complete the Census:
- Overview on Deaf-Blindness
- What is Deaf-Blindness?
- Technical Assistance Request Form
- Which Infants and Toddlers Might Qualify for the National Deaf-Blind Child Count?
- Are You Serving a Student who has Dual Sensory Loss or Deaf-Blindness