A quartet: three images and a piece of text. First, a Black woman sits at the back of a reading circle, watching as toddlers participate in a book being read by a kneeling woman of color. Next, a very young blonde girl peers into the screen of an assistive device, pointing at something on the screen. She wears a hot pink down vest, a white tshirt, and a shell-pink hearing aid tucked behind one ear. And then a young white boy stands in front of a chalkboard, smiling proudly and signing the ASL 'i'.

Meet the CDCI CARES Team: providing Consultation for Access, Resources, and Equipment Support to students who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind (DHHDB) and their school teams. 

NEW: CDCI CARES Team is partnering with the UVM Medical Center for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Aiming to help all students aged 3-22 with hearing access challenges receive a positive and inclusive education.

We provide every student team access to specialists licensed in Education, Deaf Education, Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Psychology.  We also collect and share statewide data on students who are DHHDB to make informed decisions and comply with national guidelines.

A full menu of services offered for the 2022-2023 school year can be found here.

This program is rooted in:

  • Serving all students regardless of the degree or nature of their hearing levels.
  • Engagement with students, parents, caregivers, and families.
  • Support for all communication choices.
  • Support for the creative use of technology to ensure access.
  • Transparency and accountability.
  • A group of students, in their mid-twenties, sit outside on a campus green in late spring, having a discussion.

    Advise the CDCI CARES Team

    The CDCI CARES Team will be guided in our work by an advisory group, consisting of students who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind (DHHDB), parents or caregivers of children who are DHHDB, school professionals working with students who are DHHDB, as well as community members who are DHHDB. We're also looking for volunteers for our professional working group.

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