What is the ND Dual Sensory Project?
The North Dakota Dual Sensory Project (NDDSP) is a federally funded free resource designed to enhance the provision of services for children and youth, birth through age 21, who are Deaf-Blind. The mission of the Project is to promote academic achievement and to improve the results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. This Project is the sole statewide entity in ND that has been funded to build state and local capacity to serve children who are Deaf-Blind and their families.
Who Qualifies for Services?
- Individuals who have a mild to severe hearing loss and vision impairment that require adaptations or modifications
- Individuals who have a diagnosis which places them at risk for developing a hearing loss and vision impairment
- Individuals with multiple disabilities who may demonstrate inconsistent responses with hearing and/or vision during evaluations or in the natural environment, such as CVI or CAP disorders
- Individuals who have been diagnosed as Deaf and Blind (Deaf-Blindness does not need to be the primary disability)
Who Benefits from Services?
- Individuals who have both documented hearing and vision loss
- Parents and family members
- Educational personnel
- Personnel from state and community agencies
- Other care providers
- Daycare providers
- ND Dual Sensory Project Brochure (92kb pdf)