Eligibility and Services
Individuals who are
eligible are those, birth through 21 years of age,
diagnosed as having impairments in both vision and
hearing or suspected of having such impairments.
Individuals may function as if they have such impairments
when they respond inconsistently or inconclusively during
clinical evaluations and/or to visual & auditory
stimuli in their environment(s).
(Watch video explaining who is eligible).
- Families of infants, toddlers, children,
and youth with dual sensory impairments. Parents with a child identified by NDSIP may request Technical Assistance by completing the parent TA form. Go to Parent Technical Assistance Request.
- Agency and school district personnel
providing services to individuals, birth through 21 years
of age, with dual sensory impairments. Service Providers with a child identified by NDSIP may request Technical Assistance by completing the service provider TA form. Go to Service Provider Technical Assistance Request.
- Assistance in identification of
individuals, ages birth through 21 years, who have dual
- Provision of on-site technical assistance
(e.g., consultants, in-service workshops, program review)
to families, educational and agency personnel, and care
providers of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with
dual sensory impairments. Topics may include
communication skills, behavior support, instructional
strategies, transition, and other topics requested.
- Maintenance of a lending library of books,
guides, manuals, and videos related to
individuals with dual sensory impairments. Topics include
inclusion, assessment, communication skills,
understanding visual and hearing difficulties, and
numerous other topics.
- Annual Parent Conference
(Watch video explaining the various services provided).
Funding is provided by theU.S. Department of Education, Office of Special EducationPrograms (Grant No. H326C990044). Information contained within this site does not reflect the position of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and no official endorsement should be inferred.
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