MN DeafBlind



DB-LINK Information Services of the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness in new window. Link to a different web site.
Teaching Research Institute
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
(800) 438-9376
TTY: (800) 854-7013
Fax: (503) 838-8150 in new window. Link to a different web site. (needs to be filled online)
DB-LINK is a federally funded information and referral service that collects, develops, and distributes information to help improve the education and lives of children and youth who are deaf-blind. This should be the first place to look for information on almost any topic related to deafblindness.

Teachers, parents and others interested in deafblindness can search the extensive database for articles or speak to one of the staff who will do the search and send articles by mail. You can also access copies of DeafBlind Perspectives, which has many articles of interest written by nationally and internationally know authors in the field of deafblindness.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD)
Department of Human Services (DHS)
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3814 (Mailing Address)

130 E 7th St.
St. Paul, MN (Site Address)
(651) 296-1316 Voice
1800-206-6513 TTY
http://www.dhhsd.orgOpen in new window. Link to a different web site.

Services for children and families includes direct client assistance, consultation to agencies related to accessing services, Deaf Mentor project, equipment and resource demonstration labs, family resource packets, information and referral, social/recreational activities for families, sensitivity and awareness trainings. Also oversee the Telephone Equipment Distribution Program which provides special telephones to eligible deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind individuals. (Call for details regarding criteria)
DHHSD developed an extensive web site which contains directories of deafblind resources for both adults and children within Minnesota and worldwide. in new window. Link to a different web site.

Minnesota State Services for the Blind (SSB)
2200 University Ave. Suite 240
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114-1840
Metro Twin Cities Area Voice: (651) 642-0500
Metro Area TTY: (651) 642-0506
Toll free in Minnesota: (800) 652-9000 (Voice and TTY) in new window. Link to a different web site. and click for Children or for Youth

DeafBlind Services Minnesota (DBSM)
1936 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 362-8454 Voice
(612) 362-8422 TTY
(612) 362-8437 Fax

Services for Children and Youth include Toy Lending Library, interveners, social/recreational activities for families and/or deafblind children. Funding is limited and a waiting list is possible.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
See Hear Newsletter- in new window. Link to a different web site.

Hilton/Perkins Program - Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02172
(617) 972-7220
Fax: (617) 923-8076
http://www.perkins.orgOpen in new window. Link to a different web site.

Hilton/Perkins program provides consultation, training and technical assistance to programs throughout the nation and in developing countries. Emphasis is on program development for multi-handicapped blind and deaf-blind infants, toddlers and school-aged children.

Helen Keller National Center For Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC)
111 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050-1299
(516) 944-8900 x 253 (voice/TTY)
Fax: 516-944-7302,
TTY: 516/944-8637 in new window. Link to a different web site.

HKNC is a national program that provides evaluation, short-term comprehensive vocational rehabilitation training, work experience training and assistance to deaf-blind clients for job and residential placements.

American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)
814 Thayer Ave, Ste 302
Silver Spring, MD 20910
TTY: (301) 588-6545
Fax: (301) 588-8705

The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national adult consumer advocacy organization for people who have combined hearing and vision impairments. AADB is open to all persons who are deaf-blind and individuals directly concerned with their well being, including spouses, children, friends, and health care professionals.

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