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Deaf-Blind Unit Staff work in conjunction with CBVI Education Counselors, parents, and various community agencies, by providing consultation to school personnel on best-practices for assisting individual who are deaf-blind (with varying degrees of vision and hearing loss) in making the transition from school to work. Deaf-Blind Specialists begin working with students at age 14.

This program is responsible for the coordination and provision of a full range of services that help promote employment outcomes for people who are deaf-blind (with varying degrees of vision and hearing loss)

These services may include:

Assisting secondary school students (age 14 to 21) in making the transition from school to work


Providing consultation to school personnel on best-practices for assisting in the transitioning and development of deaf-blind students


Supporting individuals in post-secondary trainings centers, including colleges, vocational/technical schools, and community based rehabilitation facilities


Assisting individuals in making decisions regarding their career choices through a rehabilitation counseling relationship


Providing environmental analysis to adapat home and work environments to promote independence and success in the workplace


Providing technical assistance on utilizing assistive technology, including Assitive Listening Devices (ALD) and Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD)


Job placement services, including helping individuals keep their current jobs when they are in jeopardy of losing the job based on issues related to their disabilities


Post-employment services

 
 
 
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