2022 HELIX In-Person Experience: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

37. Putting It All Together: The Deaf-Blind Resource Teams Training Process

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Session Dates

Wednesday November 16, 2022 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM - The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel


Providing high quality instruction and support services to students with combined vision and hearing needs requires thoughtful collaboration between many professionals with a variety of different backgrounds. School teams often require technical assistance in order to expand their knowledge and skills surrounding this unique population of learners. One approach to providing this needed technical assistance is through the development of Deaf-Blind Resource Teams (DBRTs). In this session, attendees will learn about the Deaf-Blind Resource Team Training Process from some of its original participants. Members of the IU 3 and IU 23 DBRTs will share their experiences in the DBRT training process, lessons learned, and some implications for future practice.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a Deaf-Blind Resource Team and the professionals who comprise its core membership.
  • State at least two main ideas that are embedded into the Deaf-Blind Resource Team training program.
  • Identify the Deaf-Blind Resource Team that is nearest to their district/program.


Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech language pathologists, related service providers, consultants, training and consulting staff, paraprofessionals, family members Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 810-878-7211, or abauerlein@pattankop.net.

Event Info

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Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Melissa Kenderes, Kimberly Uccenllini, Kelsey Sprenkle, Daniel Currie, Kelly Lauer

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Content Contact:

Kristin Starosta