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A student who is deafblind is one who exhibits both a vision and a hearing loss, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that he/she cannot be accommodated in a special education program designed solely for students with deafness or blindness or students who are hard of hearing or partially sighted.

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This project serves children birth to age 21 with combined vision and hearing loss. The definition includes infants and toddlers who:

  • from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in hearing and vision,
  • have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delays in hearing and vision, or
  • are at risk of having substantial developmental delays in hearing and vision if early intervention services are not provided.

Low Incidence Coordinator/Project Director
Annette Carey
Email: acarey@k12.wv.us

(304) 908 5415 (VP)

Project Coordinator
Ruth Ann King
Email: raking@k12.wv.us

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Office of Special Programs
Building 6, Rm 717
1900 Kanawha Blvd
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 304-558-2696
Fax: 304-558-3741