Deaf-Blindness and Transition

Deaf-Blindness and Transition

Young adults who are deaf-blind share with their sighted and hearing peers many of the same challenges as they transition from high school into the adult world.  These students also have unique needs for services and supports.  Deaf-blindness is a very low incidence disability while at the same time being made up of a very heterogeneous group of individuals.  Because of this, many transition professionals, teachers, and families have no experience with the capabilities and needs of their young adults who are deaf-blind and are preparing for transition.  We hope through this page to share what we know about the needs of these students and resources to help their team guide them to a successful transition.

I hope you will start with GSAP’s transition document –  Deaf-Blindness and Transition from High School and find other articles or websites that can help you navigate the transition waters!

RESOURCES ON TRANSITION AND DEAF-BLINDNESS

COMMUNICATION AND DEAF-BLIND TRANSITION

SELF-DETERMINATION