DeafBlind

  • Deafblind (DB) means concomitant hearing and vision impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children with deafness or children with blindness.

DB Resources

  • Minnesota DeafBlind Project
    Metro ECSU
    2 Pine Tree Dr, Suite 101, Arden Hills, MN 55112
    612-638-1531 or 1526 voice
    612-706-0808 tty
    1-800-848-4905
    http://www.dbproject.mn.org/

    DeafBlind Services Minnesota (DBMS)
    726 Second Street NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    612-362-8454 Voice
    612-362-8422 TTY
    612-362-8437 Fax
    http://www.dbsmllc.org/ 

    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: (00-652-9000 (Voice and TTY)
    http://www.mnssb.org/ and click for Children or for Youth

    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD)
    Department of Human Services (DHS)
    444 Lafayette Road
    St. Paul, MN 55155-3814
    651-296-3980 Voice
    651-297-1506 TTY
    http://www.dhhsd.org

    DB-LINK: National Information Clearinghouse On Children Who Are Deaf-Blind Teaching Research
    Western Oregon University
    345 N. Monmouth Ave.
    Monmouth, OR 97361
    800-438-9376
    TTY: 800-854-7013
    Fax: 503-838-8150
    http://www.nationaldb.org/

    Lifetrack Resources, The Family Connection
    709 University Avenue West
    St. Paul, MN  55104
    651-227-8471 voice
    651-227-3779 tty
    http://www.lifetrack-mn.org/

Regional Staff Contacts

    • Karin Marquardt, Teacher/Specialist of the Visually Impaired
    • Linda Lund, Teacher/Specialist of the Visually Impaired
    • Jill Rohman, Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    • Ed VanDerHeiden, Audiologist