​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At DB Central we maintain the belief that individuals who are DeafBlind share equally in the respect, opportunity, and life enjoyment afforded to all individuals. We are committed to advancing the recognition of the unique needs presented by DeafBlindness. This is accomplished by promoting individualized, systematic instruction and family-centered planning processes.
 
We serve children and young adults age birth through twenty-one who are suspected of having both a hearing AND a vision loss or difficulty in processing auditory and visual information. Young adults ages twenty-two to twenty-six who are DeafBlind will receive referral services to adult service agencies. 
 
Students who are DeafBlind and have additional disabilities are also eligible for our services. For more information about our services and eligibility, visit our Project Information​ page.

Resources and Announcements
  

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2016 & 2017
Click here to view DB Central's Upcoming Events​  

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​​​​​​FAMILY & INTERVENER CONFERENCE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016
located on the campus of Central Michigan University, Education and Human Services Building. Our keynote presenter is Clara Berg, President of the National Family Association for DeafBlind. The conference will include a parent and intervener panel to learn more about the benefits of intervention and team involvement, afternoon break-out sessions (specific to familes or interveners), and supervised childcare activities for families.
 
Registration deadline is Monday, September 12, 2016.


Family Registration Information

Click here to register ONLINE 

Click here to PRINT/MAIL registration

Click here to view event flyer

Intervener Registration Information
Click here to register ONLINE 

Click here to PRINT/MAIL registration​ 

C​lick here to view event flyer

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COMMUNICATION BILL OF RIGHTS

Click here to view the Communication Bill of Rights  from the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Server Disabilities (NJC)

                                                                                                                                                                             

FCC MAKES PERMANENT THE NATIONAL DEAF-BLIND EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

Click here to view the Press Release​ from the Federal Communications Commision on The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program.


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CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN
Click below to see the video from last year's annual Challenge Mountain Ski event!
(Most recent event was held on February 6, 2016; video below shows the event that was held on February 7, 2015)​  ​
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DEAFBLIND CENSUS
If you would like to add a student not currently on our census please click below for a fillable pdf. Please fax (989) 774-1572 or mail back to DB Central, CMU, 105 Sloan Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859.

 

 

 
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