RESOURCE LIBRARY

HEARING & VISUALLY IMPAIRED

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1. Contact us and tell us what you need help locating.  We will put your directly in contact with an actual human who can help you, within that organization. You can do this via phone (call/text), email

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2. Search for resources within the library and research on your own & reach out to them directly. 

Definition of Deaf-Blindness according to the IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act): 

Deaf-blindness means concomitant hearing and visual impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children with deafness or children with blindness. [34 C.F.R. § 300.8(c)(2)]

 

Definition of Deafness according to the IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act): 

Deafness means a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child is impaired in processing linguistic information through hearing, with or without amplification that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. [34 C.F.R. § 300.8(c)(3)]

Definition of Visual Impairment according to the IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Act): 

Visual impairment including blindness means an impairment in vision that, even with correction, adversely affects a child’s educational performance. The term includes both partial sight and blindness. [34 C.F.R. § 300.8(c)(13)]  A determination of Visual Impairment requires verification of a visual impairment by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

National Deaf Resources

National Association of the Deaf

Local Deaf Resources  

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona

Raising Special Kids

Valley Center of the Deaf

Local Visual Impairment Resources

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind 

Arizona State Library

Raising Special Kids

SAAVI Services for the Blind - Arizona

Tucson Society for the Blind

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