Minnesota DeafBlind Project
Vision Loss Services
2 Pine Tree Dr, Ste 101, Arden Hills, MN, 55112
Blind or visually impaired support services involve direct support to people who are blind, deaf-blind, or those with low vision. Program focuses on teaching Independent Living Skills (ILS) to people with a visual impairment.
Serves families, education teams and service providers of children and youth who have combined hearing and vision loss, with or without additional disabilities, from birth - age 21.
Project staff are available for on-site visits to homes or schools to provide technical assistance as needed. This may include consultation with parents, teachers, related staff members, and school administrators.
Help may include:
* Personalized on-site consultation
* In service training workshops
* Program development
* Family support services
* Get connected with other families
- Assistance with community resources
- Free / no cost to everyone
- Blind or visually impaired
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
- Developmental disabilities
Children from birth - age 21 who have (or are suspected of having) disabilities that affect both vision and hearing of any degree
Services may be requested by families of children and youth who are DeafBlind, school personnel, and agencies providing services to children and youth who are DeafBlind.
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LR-1700Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays Definition
Programs that identify infants, toddlers and in some cases, preschoolers who show evidence of or are at risk for lags in physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psychosocial development or self-help skills, and provide or coordinate the delivery of an enrichment program in order to minimize the potential for a developmental delay and to meet their current developmental needs. The program may include early identification activities (child find); a developmental evaluation; a review of family concerns, priorities and resources; meetings with the family to develop an individualized family service plan; service coordination to ensure that the individual and his or her family receive needed services which may include but are not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, health/medical services, nursing services, nutrition services, psychological services including specialized play groups or therapy sessions, counseling, speech and language assistance, special instructional services, transportation, and parenting skills development; and ongoing evaluation of the child's progress and his or her changing enrichment needs. Included are "birth to three" programs and federal, state or local programs that address the needs of slightly older children or children not otherwise eligible for "birth to three" programs.
LR-3200Independent Living Skills Instruction Definition
Programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants. Services include but are not limited to training in the ability to travel about the community alone; to live independently in a private residence; to maintain health through self-care and use of medical services; to live within personal income; to maintain acceptable grooming and appearance; to deal with legal, family or social problems; and to cope with other requirements for successful independent living.
A disability that is characterized by a combination of hearing and visual impairments.
A condition in which affected individuals are totally blind and cannot see or are legally blind and have central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with maximal correction, or a peripheral field of vision that is so contracted that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.