Children and Youth with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss:

  • experience challenges in getting information from the people and objects around them
  • often need support in order to learn, communicate, and interact with the world
  • may or may not have additional disabilities or health concerns

Who is Eligible for Supports?

  • Vision loss can range from low vision to blindness
  • Hearing loss can range from mild to profound
  • Any combination of these vision and hearing losses qualifies children and youth to be registered

What does the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project do?

  • GSAP provides consultation, training, and resources for educators and families of children and youth with combined vision and hearing loss from birth through 21 years of age.
  • GSAP provides additional support during transition from early intervention to school services and transition from school to the community.
  • GSAP has a Family Engagement Coordinator who can assist families in a variety of ways.
  • GSAP is required to submit an annual count of students with combined vision and hearing loss to the Office of Special Education Programs- this helps to provide federal grant money to state projects.

How do I make a referral to GSAP?

  • Visit the Referrals page of this website for information
  • Contact Carol Darrah (706) 542-2433 to discuss referrals

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