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VERMONT SENSORY ACCESS PROJECT: VERMONT'S DEAFBLIND PROJECT

The Vermont Sensory Access Project (VSAP) is a free, federally funded, statewide resource that is designed to improve the quality of services available to Vermont children and youth with combined vision and hearing loss.

VSAP provides support through a number of initiatives to families, early intervention providers, teachers, related service providers, school administrators, medical professionals and other community partners. Technical assistance (collaborative consultation) and training can be provided to children and youth with combined vision and hearing loss, birth through 22 years of age in his or her home, school, and community environments. Technical assistance and training activities may include:

  • In-home consultation
  • School consultation
  • Family support
  • Networking
  • In-services
  • Local, Regional, and Statewide trainings and workshops
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Resources

Services may be requested by families of children and youth with deaf-blindness, school personnel, and agencies providing services to children and youth with combined vision and hearing loss.

The Vermont Sensory Access Project is responsible for collecting non-identifiable information on every child and young adult within the state with combined vision and hearing loss and forwarding it to the federal registry. The National Registry represents the first, longest running, and most comprehensive registry of infants, toddlers, children, and young adults who have combined vision and hearing loss. This includes children who may or may not have multiple and/or other disabilities. Please click here to download a Fact Sheet on the Vermont Census.
VSAP collaborates with CDCI’s I-Team and CDCI’s I-Team Early Intervention Project members to address mutually identified outcomes for the child, service providers, family members, and their local school system.

To find out more about Technical Assistance (TA), TA Activities, and Training, please visit our Project Activities page.