DeafBlind Central
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 2015
Click HERE​ to see upcoming events for 2015!

​​​​UPCOMING DB CENTRAL ONLINE TRAININGS (AUGUST 3-28, 2015):

Online Parent Training: The Role of the Intervener in Educational Settings
Register: Click HERERegistration deadline is July 17, 2015.​  Registration is FREE.
More information: Click HERE​.  Learn about the role of interveners, the principles of intervention, and how interveners function as members of students' educational team.

Online Professional Training: The Role of the Intervener in Educational Settings
Register: Click HERERegistration deadline is June 19, 2015.​  Registration is FREE OR $25 fee for .5 CEU's or 5 SCECH's. (Limited to 20 people)
More information: Click HERE​.  Learn about the role of interveners,; the principles of intervention, and how interveners function as members of students' educational team.

Online Professional Training: Emergent Communication
Register: Click HERERegistration deadline is June 19, 2015.​ Registration is FREE OR $25 fee for .5 CEU's or 5 SCECH's​. (Limited to 20 people)
More information: Click HERE​​.  Learn about the role of the intervener as a communication partner; meeting the student where they are and progressing; strategies for creating shared meaning; strategies to develop gestures and expand communication; understand necessary steps for advancing to highter levels.


CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN SKI VIDEO
February 7, 2015
Click below to see the video from this year's annual Challenge Mountain Ski event!​

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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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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H326C080041.  However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.  - Project Officer, Jo Ann McCann​.