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Connections Beyond Sight and Sound is a partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education and the University of Maryland, College Park. This project supports children with deaf-blindness in their homes, schools, and communities by providing consultation, training, special programs, resources, and technical assistance to children and their families and care providers.
During Fall, 2013, CBSS became the collaborative Maryland and District of Columbia Deaf-blind Project. In previous grant cycles, CBSS served as the Maryland Deaf-blind Project and provided support for the DC Deaf-blind Project through supplemental grant funds.

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Please click on the headings and links below to learn more.

Who We Are

Information about our
Current Grant Cycle priorities,
our Staff, and our Advisory Committee,
our Partners, and our Joint Steering Committee.

What We Do

Information about
Technical Assistance, Training & Outreach,
CBSS Training Materials,

Partnerships, Celebrate Families & Providers,
Resources, Mini-grants, Foundation.
Annual Censusand our Referral Form

News & Events

Stay up to date with local and national News and Events.
Explore recent and past News & Events stored in our Archives.

Resources & Links

Information and links to
National & International Resources, Local Resources,
CBSS Training Materials,

Factsheets & e-Connection Updates,
Specific Conditions, Special Topics, and more!

Referral Form

Please complete the Referral Form and forward to
Donna Riccobono for all technical assistance requests.


Visit our Photo and Video galleries for
inspirational and informational materials.

Contact Us


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Watch our CBSS 
Introduction & Information
video here… 

View or download our
CBSS Brochure here…


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Read our Year 5 (2013-2018)
Grant Cycle Annual

“Message from the Team” here…


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