Regional and State Agencies, Organizations, and Projects

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Alabama Resources

Department of Rehabilitation Services
602 S. Lawrence St
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 293-7500

Alaska Resources

Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
801 W. 10th Street, Suite A
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-2814

Arizona Resources

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
P.O. Box 88510
Tucson, AZ 85754
(520) 770-3601

Foundation for Blind Children
1235 E. Harmont Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(602) 331-1470

Arizona Deafblind Project
The purpose of the Arizona Deafblind Project is to identify children in Arizona with combined vision and hearing losses. The age range for services for individuals are from birth to the age of twenty-two. The group also provides training, technical assistance, and resources to Arizona families and service providers of individuals with deafblindness. The Arizona Deafblind Project is housed at the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind as a component of Technical Assistance to Schools:

1200 W. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85754
(520) 770-3268

Arkansas Resources

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Services for the Blind
700 Main Street, S101
P.O. Box 3237
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 682-5463; (800) 960-9270
(501) 682-0093 (TTY)

California Resources

State Office of Services to the Blind
California Department of Social Services
744 P Street, MS 8-16-94
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-3327
E-mail: BlindAccess@dss.ca.gov

Colorado Resources

Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6600

Connecticut Resources

Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 602-4000; (800) 842-4510
E-mail: brian.sigman@CT.GOV

Delaware Resources

Division for the Visually Impaired
Health and Social Services
1901 N. Dupont Highway, Biggs Building
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 255-9800

Delaware Program for Deaf-blind Children
620 E. Chestnut Hill Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2301

Florida Resources

Division of Blind Services
Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street
Turlington Building, Suite 1114
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 245-0300

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.
1820 E. Park Avenue, Suite 101
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(800) 222-3448 (V); (888) 447-5620 (TTY)

Florida Outreach Project For Individuals with Deaf-Blindness
Title: Florida Outreach Project for Children and Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind
P.O. Box 100234
Gainesville, FL 32610-0234
Voice (352) 273-7530 or (800) 667-4052
Fax (352) 273-8539

Georgia Resources

Georgia Sensory Assistance Project
Dept. of Educational Psychology and Special Education, Georgia State University
PO Box 3979
Atlanta, GA 30302
(404) 413-8312; (800) 597-2356(V/TTY)

The Georgia Sensory Assistance Project provides technical assistance to children and youth with deafblindness from birth through 21 years of age and to their families and service providers. Technical assistance may include: in-home consultation, school consultation, family support, networking, demonstration site development, in services, weekend retreats, summer institutes, parent workshops, professional training workshops, loaner equipment and materials bank, material and monograph development, statewide advisory program, referrals to other agencies, and resources. Services may be requested by families of children and youth with deafblindness, school personnel, and individuals/agencies providing services to children and youth with deafblindness.

Hawaii Resources

Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
3440 Leahi Ave
Honolulu HI 96815-4246
(808) 733-4999

Idaho Resources

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
341 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83702-0012
(208) 334-3220; (800) 542-8688

Idaho Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness (IPCYDB)
University of Idaho Boise
East Front Street, Suite 440
Boise, Idaho 83702
Voice: 208-364-4012
Fax: 208- 364-4078

The Idaho Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness (IPCYDB) seeks to enhance the quality of educational and community based services for infants, toddlers, children, and youth in Idaho who are deaf-blind. The project also serves children who are at-risk for deaf-blindness, for example, a child may be medically fragile and have a deteriorating condition that will lead to a vision and hearing loss of some kind. These children, their families, and service providers are also able to access technical assistance from the project.

Illinois Resources

Bureau of the Blind
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 8-100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3323

Indiana Resources

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Division of Disability, Aging, and Rehabilitative Services
Blind and Visually Impaired Services
402 W. Washington Street, Room W-453
P. O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
(317) 232-1433; (877) 241-8144
(317) 232-1466 (TTY)

Indiana Deafblind Services Project
Blumberg Center
School of Education, Room 502
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Voice: (812) 237-2830, (800) 622-3035
TDD: (812) 237-3022

The Indiana Deaf-blind Services Project is committed to helping individuals who are deaf-blind reach their full potential and be valued and contributing members of their communities. This is accomplished by providing person-centered educational training to individuals, their families, and service providers using effective educational strategies.

Iowa Resources

Iowa Department for the Blind
524 Fourth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
(515) 281-1333; (515) 281-1355 (TTY)

Iowa's Deafblind Services Project
Iowa Braille School
1002 G Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349
(319) 472-5221
(800) 645-4579

Iowa's Deafblind Services Project is made possible through a federal grant and collaboration between state and local agencies. The Project is mandated to provide technical assistance, consultation, and staff development opportunities to parents, professionals, and other state and local agencies.

Kansas Resources

Kansas State School for the Blind
1100 State Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66102
(913) 281-3308; (800) 572-5463 (in KS)

Kansas Deaf-Blind Project
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-2700

Kentucky Resources

Kentucky Office for the Blind
275 East Main Street
Frankfort KY 40621
(502) 782-3414
(800) 321-6668

Kentucky DeafBlind Project
229 Taylor Education Building
College of Education
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0001

Kentucky Instructional Materials Resource Center
Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 897-1583

Louisiana Resources

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana
409 West St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 234-6492 (Local)
(337) 232-4244 (Fax)
(800) 319-4444 (Toll-Free)
(337) 264-9259 (TDD/TTY)

Deaf Blind Project
Division of Special Populations
Louisiana Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 342-0520 (Voice)
(877) 453-2721 (Toll-Free)

Maine Resources

Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0150
(207) 624-5120

Education Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Children
Catholic Charities Maine
P.O. Box 645
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 592-4760 (Local)
(888) 941-2855 5416 (Toll-Free)

Maryland Resources

Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 444-5000

Maryland's Project for Children and Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind
Connections Beyond Sight and Sound
University of Maryland
1308 Benjamin Building
College Park, MD 20742
Voice: (301) 405-7915

Connections Beyond Sight and Sound offers assistance as well as training to individuals with deaf-blindness, their families, caregivers, and teachers.

Massachusetts Resources

Children's Services
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
48 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 727-5550; (800) 392-6450

Michigan Resources

Commission for the Blind
Michigan Dept of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
201 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-2062

Michigan DeafBlind Central
Central Michigan University
Sloan 105
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Voice/TTY: (989) 774-2725 or (888) 758-0508
Fax: (989) 774-1572

Michigan Services for Children & Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind, is a comprehensive, statewide technical assistance project.

Minnesota Resources

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Department of Employment and Economic Development
2200 University Avenue, West, Suite 240
St. Paul, MN 55114-1840
(651) 642-0500; (800) 652-9000

Minnesota Resource Center: Blind-Visually Impaired
Minnesota Department of Education
P.O. Box 308
Faribault, MN 55021-0308
(507) 332-5510; (800) 657-3859 (in MN)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division
(also serves people who are deaf/blind)
Department of Human Services
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3814
(651) 431-5940 (V); (888) 206-6513 (TTY)

Minnesota Commission of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans
Human Services Building
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3814
(651) 431-5961

Minnesota DeafBlind Project
3055 Old Highway 8, Suite 302
St. Anthony, MN 55418
(612) 706-0811 (Local)
(800) 848-4905 (Toll-Free)
(612) 706-0808 (TDD/TTY)

The MN DeafBlind Project is federally funded under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). The Project provides technical assistance which supports Minnesota children and youth, birth to 21 years, who have both a vision and hearing impairment. These services are in addition to those provided by schools, and other state and local agencies.

Mississippi Resources

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215-1698
(601) 853-5245; (800) 443-1000

Mississippi School for the Blind
1252 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 984-8200

Missouri Resources

Rehabilitation Service for the Blind
Family Support Division, Dept of Social Services
615 Howerton Court
P.O. Box 2320
Jefferson City, MO 65102-2320

Missouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-4320; (800) 622-5672
E-mail: webmaster@msb.k12.mo.us

Montana Resources

Blind and Low Vision Services
Department of Public Health & Human Services
111 N Last Chance Gulch, Suite 4C
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
(406) 444-2590 (V/TTY); (877) 296-1197

Montana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (MDHHS)
3911 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 6433
Great Falls, MT 59407
(406) 771-9053; (406) 771-9194 (TTY)

Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind
3911 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59405-1697
(406) 771-6000; (800) 882-6732 (V/TTY)

Nebraska Resources

Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
P.O. Box 129
Nebraska City, NE 68410
(402) 873-5513 (Local)
(800) 826-4355 (Toll-free)

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 471-2891

Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project
6949 S. 110th Street
Omaha, NE 68128-5722
(402) 595-1810

The Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project is a federally funded grant through the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This project provides technical assistance (onsite consultation, resources, etc.), training, information and dissemination of products and materials to families, educators, and agencies serving children (birth to age 21). This project supports the philosophy of inclusion in the educational, vocational and community environments

Nevada Resources

Nevada Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired
1370 S. Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703
(775) 684-4040 (Local)
(775) 684-8400 (TDD/TTY)

Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project
Department of Educational Specialties/MS 299
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Voice/TTY: (775) 784-6471 or (877) 621-5042 (Nevada only)

New Hampshire Resources

Division of Family Assistance
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4238

New Jersey Resources

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
New Jersey Department of Human Services
153 Halsey Street
6th Floor, P.O. Box 47017
Newark, NJ 07101-47017
973-648-3333 / Toll Free 877-685-8878

New Jersey Association of the Deaf-Blind
24K World Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 805-1912 (V/TTY)

New Mexico Resources

New Mexico Commission for the Blind
2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 4, Suite 100
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4479; (888) 513-7968

New York Resources

Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Office of Children and Family Services
Capital View Office Park
52 Washington Street, Room 201
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2796
(518) 474-6812

North Carolina Resources

Office of Education Services
Department of Health and Human Services
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356
(919) 807-3969

Division of Services for the Blind
Department of Health and Human Services
2601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2601
(919) 733-9822

North Dakota Resources

North Dakota Vision Services-School for the Blind
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
(701) 795-2708; (800) 421-1181

North Dakota Dual Sensory Project
The Project is funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education. The mission of the Project is to promote academic achievement and to improve the results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. This project is the sole statewide entity in ND that has been funded to build state and local capacity to serve children who are Deaf-Blind and their families. As a result of this project, professionals, individuals who are Deaf-Blind, and their parents, have collaborated to make progress in identifying research based practices for children, developed high quality training materials and resources, and established networks across ND to share information. The priority of this project is to create and strengthen these collaborative partnerships among the families, Local Education Associations, and state and private agencies, to enhance these services and improve the outcomes for all children and youth who are Deaf-Blind.
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: (800) 421-1181
Fax: (701) 795-2727

Ohio Resources

Rehabilitation Services Commission
150 E. Campus View Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43235-4604
(614) 433-8221; (800) 282-4536 (in OH)

Ohio Center for Deafblind Education
The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education is a federally funded project that provides technical assistance services in Ohio for individuals, birth through 21 years old, with combined vision and hearing losses.
936 Eastwind Drive, Suite 100
Westerville, OH 43081
Voice: (614) 785-1163 or (800) 229-0844
TTY: (614) 269-1218
Fax: (614) 785-0513

Oklahoma Resources

Oklahoma School for the Blind
3300 Gibson
Muskogee, OK 74403
(918) 781-8200

Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project
University of Oklahoma
820 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-0441

Oregon Resources

Oregon Commission for the Blind
535 S.E. 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 673-1588; (888) 202-5463
E-mail: ocbmail@state.or.us

Regional Programs for Blind/Visually Impaired Education Services
Department of Education
255 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3600, ext. 2338

Oregon Deafblind Project
Western Oregon University (TRI)
345 N. Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361
503-838-8328

Pennsylvania Resources

Department of Labor and Industry
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
(717) 787-6176; (800) 622-2842 (in PA)

Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Initiative
6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2764
(717) 541-4960; (800) 360-7282 (in PA only)

Rhode Island Resources

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Department of Human Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2300
(401) 272-8090 (Hispanic telephone line)

Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
One Capitol Hill, Ground Level
Providence, RI 02908-5850
(401) 256-5511 (V); (401) 222-5301 (TTY)

South Carolina Resources

South Carolina Commission for the Blind
1430 Confederate Avenue
P.O. Box 2467
Columbia, S.C. 29202
(800) 922-2222

State School for the Deaf and the Blind
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29302-4699
(864) 585-7711

South Carolina Interagency Deaf-Blind Project
355 Cedar Springs Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Toll-free 1-888-447-2732
Direct line (864) 577-7770
E-mail: esveen@scsdb.org

South Dakota Resources

Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
Hillsview Plaza
500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-4644
E-mail: infosbvi@state.sd.us

South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
423 17th Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 626-2580

Tennessee Resources

Tennessee Project for Individuals with Combined Hearing and Vision Loss (TREDS)
Project TREDS
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-1000

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Blind and Visually Impaired Services
Commissioner's Office
400 Deaderick Street, 15th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
Phone: (615) 313-4700
(Tennessee Only): 1-800-628-7818

Texas Resources

Division for Blind Services
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
4800 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 310
Austin, TX 78756-3178
1-800-628-5115

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 454-8631; (800) 872-5273 (to leave a message)
(512) 206-9451 (TTY)

Utah Resources

Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
250 North 1950 West, Suite B
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7902
(801) 323-4343

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
742 Harrison Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84404
(800) 990-9328 (in UT); (801) 624-4701 (TTY)

State Deafblind Project
742 Harrison Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84404
(801) 629-4732; (801) 629-4701 (TTY)

Utah Deafblind Services Division
Utah State Office of Education
c/o USDB
742 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT 84404
Voice: (801) 629-4732

Vermont Resources

Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living
Agency of Human Services
103 S. Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2304
1-888-405-5005

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
60 Kimball Avenue
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-1358
(800) 639-5861 (Toll-Free)
(800) 639-5861 (TDD/TTY)
E-mail: general@vabvi.org

Vermont Sensory Access Project
The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion
University of Vermont
Mann Hall, 3rd Floor, 208 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405-1757
802-656-8554

Virginia Resources

Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
397 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227-3600
(804) 371-3140

The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness (VA Deaf-Blind Project)
Partnership for People with Disbilities/VCU
700 East Franklin Street, 11th Floor
P.O. Box 843020
Richmond, VA 23284-3020
(877) 295-7799

Washington State Resources

Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Department of Social and Health Services
P. O. Box 45301
Olympia, WA 98504-5301
(360) 902-8000 V/TTY; (800) 422-7941 (TTY)
(360) 753-0699 TTY; (800) 422-7930 (V)

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services
400 S.W. 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166-2209
(425) 917-7827 (V/TTY); (800) 572-7000 (in WA) (V/TTY)
E-mail: wsds@psesd.org

Washington State School for the Blind
2214 E. 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661-4120
(360) 696-6321

West Virginia Resources

West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
405 Capitol St., Suite 800
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-1675; (866) 461-3578
E-mail: wvcdhh@wvdhhr.org

Office of Special Programs
Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6, Room 304
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
(304) 558-2696;(800) 642-8541 (in WV)

Wisconsin Resources

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 W. State Street
Janesville, WI 53546
(608) 758-6100; (800) 832-9784 (in WI)

Bureau for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Health and Family Services
1 W. Wilson Street, Room B-275
P.O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707-7851
(608) 266-3118; (608) 266-5641 (TTY)

Wisconsin School for the Deaf
309 W. Walworth Avenue
Delavan, WI 53115
(262) 740-2066; (877) 973-3323
(877) 973-3324 (TTY)
E-mail: information@wsd.k12.wi.us

Wyoming Resources

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
851 Werner Court, Suite 120
Casper, WY 82601
(307) 577-0539; (800) 452-1408(V/TTY)

Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, First Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
307-777-6257

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