The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project (OKDBTAP) provides technical assistance and training to children (birth to 21) who have both a hearing and vision impairment. Services are offered at no cost to families, educators, administrators, related service providers, and early intervention providers. This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project provides technical assistance to children, families, SoonerStart, Oklahoma Public Schools, or other agencies serving students with deaf-blindness at no cost.
We provide various types of technical assistance (TA) including web conferencing, site visits, classroom observation, telephone TA, research/evidence based materials, in-service workshops, statewide training, and networking.
Children who qualify for services must have a loss in both vision and hearing. Very few children who qualify for the census are totally deaf or blind. Qualified individuals may have additional disabilities, such as: intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, or medical conditions.
If you can identify with one of the following conditions under the Degree of Vision Loss column below AND one of conditions listed under the Hearing Loss column below, please refer this child to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project.
Any parent or guardian of a child with deaf-blindness, ages birth-21 years, may request technical assistance from the project. In addition, educational personnel and service providers from Oklahoma’s SoonerStart Program, Oklahoma School Districts (LEAs) or other agency personnel serving students with deaf-blindness may request services.
Please complete one of the referral forms below by printing the form and mailing to:
Lisa Lawter, Project Coordinator
Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project
820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 321
Norman, OK 73019
There are NO FEES for services.
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