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Deaf-Blind: Resources

COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

Professional Development

2020-2021 Deaf-Blindness Webinar Series

April 29, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Session 6: Why Aren't You Paying Attention? Influences and Outcomes

Presented by Dr. Robin Greenfield, this presentation will discuss the topic of attention and the role it plays in the education of children, particularly children who are deaf-blind. Participants will learn what attention might look like for a child who is deaf-blind, what sustains a child’s attention, and what impact a distraction or interruption has on attention. They will also learn about the myths of multitasking and have the opportunity to engage in activities that look at their own attention.

May 13, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Session 7: Seventeen Rants about Communication

Presented by Maurice Belote. Communication is at the core of everything we do with children and youth who are deafblind. Supporting students who are deafblind to become proficient communicators can challenge family members and even the most skilled and experienced educators. The session will review features of communication that are unique to children who are deafblind and/or who have significant support needs, including the impact of stress and anxiety on communication, using authentic assessment data to drive decision making, managing large transdisciplinary teams, and debunking the myth that it is ever too late to become a competent communicator.


2021 Western Region Early Intervention Conference National Webinar Series

The Western Region Early Intervention Conference that was scheduled for Fall 2021 has been postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The WREIC Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Texas School for the Blind/Visually Impaired Coffee Hours, is offering a 2021 webinar series with topics specific to pediatric deafness, blindness, and deaf-blindness.

Western Region Early Intervention Conference (WREIC) Virtual Training Dates (PDF)

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 Image (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) 866-6681
Email Tanni Anthony

Gina Herrera
Phone: (303) 866-6605
Email Gina Herrera


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