About Us | Deaf-Blind Resource Team
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s Deaf-Blind Resource Team (DBRT) is excited to support local IEP (Individualized Education Program) Teams in meeting the unique needs of students who are deaf-blind. Our team consists of educators with expertise in the fields of hearing and vision who have had specialized training in deaf-blindness. We provide technical assistance to IEP teams to develop and foster the skills needed to educate learners who are deaf-blind. Through collaborative efforts, IEP teams will be able to develop appropriate, personalized supports and services to ensure growth for learners with deaf-blindness.
In the fall of 2019, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), through the PA Deaf-Blind Grant, invited the AIU to join the first cohort of Deaf-Blind Resource Teams being formed across the Commonwealth. To learn more about the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Grant, please visit the PaTTAN Deaf-Blind Webpage.
The AIU DBRT Core Members:
Administrator Jeanine Esch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ToDHH) Samantha Estremera, email@example.com
Teacher of the Blind or Visually Impaired (TVI) Melissa Kenderes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) Melissa Kenderes, email@example.com
Educational Audiologist Kim Uccellini, firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP), Pending
Training & Consultation (TaC) Scott Dougherty, email@example.com
Family Liaison Jennifer Pirring, firstname.lastname@example.org
PaTTAN Educational Consultant Greg Lazur, email@example.com
PaTTAN Educational Consultant Jennifer Craig, firstname.lastname@example.org