Every Child Has Potential! Institute
Assessing Challenging Behavior, Cognition, & Communication of Learners with Complex Learning Needs
October 26 & 27, 2016
Jackson, MS
Sponsored by the MS Hearing-Vision Project with the MS School for the Deaf and the MS School for the Blind

Click here for more information and registration

USH Syndrome Coalition

August 23rd - Own the Equinox

September 17th - Usher Syndrome Awareness Day

Also, click here to read our Project Advisory Committee Member's own account of living with USH Syndrome.


Family-to-Family Communities (F2FC)
October 2016 - May 2017
Family-to-Family Communities is a collaborative project sponsored by State Deaf-Blind Projects, the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, and the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind.  This opportunity is open to all, regardless of the age of your family member with deaf-blindness


For more information check out our flyer


The Role of Interveners in the Educational Settings (Online Modules)
For Parents & Families of Children with Deaf-Blindness
Registration Open Now!
Course runs Ocotber 3 - November 7, 2016
Sponsored by NFADB and NCDB

Come learn about:

  • The role of interveners.
  • The principles of intervention.
  • How interveners function as members of students’ educational teams.

Format: Primarily self-study, but hosts are available to provide assistance. We will also have several optional online video sessions.

Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week for 5 weeks (you work on your own at times that are convenient for you).

Hosts: Patti McGowan (NFADB) and Peggy Malloy (NCDB) will provide online support and feedback.

Content: The training will use Module 3 (“The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings”) from the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules.

What you will need: A computer and a good Internet connection.

Cost: It’s free!

 To sign up, please fill out the online registration form.

 For more information, contact: Patti McGowan or Peggy Malloy.




 Open Hands Open Access:  Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules

 The Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Intervener Learning Modules are a free national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deaf-blind and are being served in the educational settings (ages 3 through 21). 


How can YOU take the modules?                                     

1) Take them through the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) for FREE.  Go to the website at  to register and complete the online form. Once you are given a sign-in credential, you can move through the modules at your own pace in an unhosted environment


2) Join in with Mississippians to take them! Email or call us: 800-264-5135 to find out when the next Cohort starts or to tailor your educational team training! Project Staff will be in touch with you.

 This option will provide you with: 

· Applying your learning to your student/child

· Additional expertise through collaborative learning

· Shared ideas, resources, and extended support

· Increased teaming = greater student/child success

· Regular feedback on your assignments

· Monthly face to face time with your host