Montana Deaf-Blind Project
The Montana Deaf-Blind Project is located at the Rural Institute at The University of Montana-Missoula.
Individuals from birth through age 21 who are impacted by both vision and hearing loss are eligible for project services. Staff of the Montana Deaf-Blind Project partner with Outreach Consultants from the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind to provide information, technical assistance, and professional development to families and professionals who provide services to individuals who are deaf-blind.
The Project maintains and annually updates a statewide census of Montanans who are deaf-blind. If you wish to make a referral to add a person to the census, please follow the steps below:
- Review eligibility criteria for this program. This project serves infants, toddlers, and school-aged youth who have a documented loss in the areas of vision and hearing.
- Complete the Eligibility Confirmation form and return this information to the Deaf-Blind Project.
- Upon receipt of this information, someone from the Deaf-Blind Project will be in touch with you.
- If the child/student is already part of the state Deaf-Blind census and you are seeking services, please complete a Request for Technical Assistance form.
- Please complete the Release of Information Form to allow the Deaf-Blind Project to determine eligibility for services and to develop appropriate education interventions in collaboration with schools/agencies.
Contact staff of the Project with any questions or requests.
The Montana Deaf-Blind Project is supported by grant #H326T130015 from the U.S. Department of Education. No official endorsement is implied.