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We are here for you!

Dear Families, Teachers and Friends of the Florida Deaf-Blind Collaborative, During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we know that many of our families, constituents, and teamsare struggling to meet the needs resulting from combined hearing and vision loss. We want you to know we are still here to offer resources.

Florida Parent Road Map: Created by Parents for Parents

Parent_Road_Map-FL-Vol3 We’re on this road together… How did you arrive on this road? Were you in an obstetrician’s office the day you learned your baby would be born with a disability? In the delivery room? Or, was your child…

What is the FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative?

The Florida and Virgin Islands (FAVI) Deaf-Blind Collaborative provide consultation and support to children and youth (ages birth through 21) who have both hearing loss and vision loss (diagnosed or suspected). We consult with families, educators, service providers, agencies and educational teams…

When your child with disabilities has been displaced . . .

1)  If your Florida student’s disabilities include sensory losses, you may benefit from Technical Assistance to facilitate his/her special education program, supports, and services: **The Florida & Virgin Islands Deaf-Blind Collaborative can assist families of students affected by both hearing and vision losses (with or without other disabilities).** http://deafblind.ufl.edu/welcome/make-a-referral-or-request-assistance…

Support Service Providers: Training Programs

A Support Service Provider (SSP) has been trained to work 1-on-1 in the community with teens and adults who are deaf-blind, in order to provide visual and auditory information about the environment, provide sighted guide, and facilitate communication, for consumer-directed activities (i.e. shopping, writing out checks to pay bills, assisting…