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Deaf-Blind: Resources

Professional Development


The 2024 Summer Institute on Deaf-Blindness and Significant Support Needs will be held on June 24-25 with featured speaker Chris Montgomery. The theme of this two-day training is From Interaction to Formal Language - Becoming the Excellent Observer and Thoughtful Communicator with Children who are Congenitally Deafblind. 

Credit: The course will be offered for up to 15 CDE / ACVREP clock hours. One graduate level semester hour will be offered for those participants who attend the two full days and write an application paper. This is a two day training. All participants must attend both full days to receive the clock hour certificate.

  • Participants will need to attend both days of the training. Priority will be given to team working with Colorado children and youth with deaf-blindness.
  • Registration is limited to Colorado residents.

For more information or questions about the institute contact Tanni Anthony at

Registration for 2024 DB Summer Institute is CLOSED

Registration will close on May 20, 2024.

Questions regarding registration, please contact Roberta Curtis.

2024-2025 Colorado Deaf-Blind Project Webinar Series

The Colorado Services for Children and Youth with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss Project will be hosting three webinars to kick off the new year. Each of these webinars is 90 minutes in length and focuses on specifically designed instruction for learners with deaf-blindness and/or significant support needs.  We will be posting the 2024-2025 Colorado Deaf-Blind Webinar Series in August 2024.  Stay Tuned!

** Training is for Colorado personnel only

Please be aware that:

  • It is a policy in the Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) that all training registrations must be closed two weeks prior to the event to address all the conference/meeting logistics needs.

On-Demand Professional Learning Specific to Deaf-Blindness

Pediatric deafness/hearing loss is addressed in five training modules on topics that detail (a) the importance and methods to detect and identify early-onset hearing loss; (b) the mechanics of how we hear; (c) the types and incidence of early-onset deafness/hearing loss; (d) the degree of hearing loss; and (e) causes and risk factors for early-onset hearing loss.

Lending Library

A lending library is maintained with up-to-date books, articles, workshop materials, videotapes, and manuals related to the topic of vision and hearing loss.Lending library materials are mailed out upon request.


Parent/Family Icon (Extra Small) Colorado Resources for Families of Children who are Deafblind

National and International Resources Specific to Deaf-Blindness:

National Resources Specific to Children with Disabilities


For more information about the Colorado Services for Children and Youth with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss project, please contact:

Tanni Anthony
Phone: (303) 503-4647
Email Tanni Anthony

Gina Herrera
Phone: (303) 253-0451
Email Gina Herrera


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