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Welcome to the Minnesota DeafBlind Project!


The Minnesota DeafBlind Project is funded by a grant from the federal government to provide technical assistance (family support, resource sharing, workshops, webinars, mentoring, etc.) to the families and school teams of children and youth who have a combined hearing and vision loss, birth to age 21. 

Any family member, educator or service provider in Minnesota can request our services.  Services are FREE to Minnesota families.

For additional resources and programs for children and adults who are DeafBlind, see the Programs Serving Minnesotans Who Are DeafBlind document compiled by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

For quick reference, these are links to our most popular recurring workshops which are updated annually:

  • Understanding Deafblindness and the Role of the Intervener – August 17, 2022 - Flyer
  • Weekend Intervener Training Series for 2022-2023 - Flyer

If you are a professional on a school team and need resources, please contact Ann Mayes, DeafBlind Consultant, ann.mayes@metroecsu.org, 612-638-1527

If you are a family member with questions about combined hearing and vision loss and family resources, please contact Brandy Johanson Sebera, family engagement coordinator at brandy.johanson.sebera@metroecsu.org or 612-638-1505.

If you have general questions about the Minnesota DeafBlind Project, please contact project coordinator Deanna Rothbauer at deanna.rothbauer@metroecsu.org or 612-638-1531.

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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H326T180020. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer: Rebecca Sheffield