Our Services | Deaf-Blind Resource Team

  • Deaf-Blind Resource Team (DBRT) services are intended to support the professionals and family members around a student. Through a collaborative model, the DBRT provides technical assistance at no cost to multidisciplinary teams addressing the unique needs of learners with deaf-blindness.

    This technical assistance may address: 

    • Understanding sensory and communication needs unique to deaf-blindness 
    • Promoting inclusion of eligible students in a district’s Deaf-Blind Census data 
    • Identifying tools for initial and ongoing student assessment 
    • Conducting observations to guide technical assistance 
    • Obtaining materials and resources 
    • Providing professional development opportunities 
    • Assisting with the Communication Plan (e.g., sign language, augmentative and alternative communication) 
    • Identifying Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals 
    • Selecting, implementing, and troubleshooting technology tools 
    • Facilitating team development and collaboration at the student-team level 
    • Identifying effective, instructional strategies and best practices 
    • Planning for transitions (e.g., person-centered planning, self-advocacy, self-determination) 
    • Supporting, engaging, and connecting families 


    The resource team does not provide direct student instruction, therapy, or services.