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January Monthly Update

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Planning Resources

As you know, there is a great deal of information on the NCDB website to help state deaf-blind projects with their work. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming. We thought it might be helpful to narrow it down a bit to resources that are especially helpful for planning purposes, so we created a summary page called State Deaf-Blind Project Planning Resources

If you have questions or need other information, contact us at



In collaboration with Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS), NCDB recently published a  short report called CVI and Other Visual Impairments in Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities [NCDB/ATLAS Brief #2]. It provides information about the differences between students with significant cognitive disabilities who have cortical visual impairment and those who have other types of visual impairments. This is the second in a series of briefs based on a longer technical report that you can access at the same link.

DB Summit 2023 Registration

The 2023 Deaf-Blind Summit: Reset, Rebuild, Recharge, will take place March 4 and 5 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will be held between the Council for Exceptional Children and the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention conferences. A draft agenda is available for the in-person event. Registration is free for all state deaf-blind project staff.

Please register by January 18 and let us know of any needed accommodations.

OSEP Webinar

In case you haven’t seen it, we wanted to let you know that the Pre-Application Webinar Information for the DeafBlind Technical Assistance Project grants is now available on the New OSEP Funding Opportunities page.

If you have any questions, contact Susan Weigert at

VIDBE-Q Special Issue on Interveners

The most recent issue of Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly (Vol. 67, #4) is devoted to the topic of interveners. It was edited by Linda Alsop and includes contributions from families, state deaf-blind project and NCDB staff, and university faculty.

Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly

Professional Development Modules Mailing List

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