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2017 Summer Institute on CVI (Phase III Learners)

Cortical Visual Impairment: A Focus on Phase III Learners PHOTOS POSTED BELOW Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 9 am – 4 pm daily University of Maryland The Stamp Student Union Prince George’s Room 1121 3972 Campus Drive College Park, Maryland (Driving Directions & Map –> CLICK HERE…) REGISTRATION INFO LINK […]

Families Needed for “Experiences” Interviews during May

Opportunity for Families to Share Perceptions and Experiences   What: NCDB is asking state deaf-blind projects to invite family participation in an interview project. Why:  A group of researchers at the University of Northern Colorado are doing a study on parent perception and experience with previous or current educational teams.   When: They are hoping to […]

Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE) — New Resource Now Available

Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE) New Resource Released March, 2017 View or Download the new IFHE here… What & Why: Infomraiton from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) website —  A new resource has been developed at the Texas Deafblind Project of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) called the Informal […]

CBSS Advisory Committee – Spring 2017 Meeting

Advisory Committee Meeting May 12, 2017 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Johns Hopkins University — Columbia, MD Center for Technology Education (CTE) Room 218/219 (click on image to enlarge) Information & Links View May 12, 2017 Printable Agenda (Brief) Agenda — CLICK HERE… – View May 12, 2017 AC Meeting Slides CBSS Meeting Slides — CLICK HERE… – View May […]

Check Out the Latest News…

Stay Connected… with local and national News & Events   CURRENT FEATURED NEWS… CBSS TA & Education Specialist Dr. Sandra Newcomb recognized with honorable service award for work as P-CVIS Scientific Committee Chair during 2015 through 2017 click here to visit our News page… – Connections Beyond Sight and Sound reviews & posts local & news […]


National Family Needs Survey  NCDB and NFADB have partnered to create a National Family Needs Survey to assist family organizations, state deaf-blind projects, and NCDB with future planning. They need YOU!  At this time of future planning, we are requesting your feedback on what has been helpful for you in raising and supporting your child […]

Year 4 — Your CBSS Team Offers a Look Forward!

Message from the Team Dear Friends, We hope this letter finds each of you well and off to a blissful start of the 2016-2017 school year! As we enter Year 4 of our current 5-year grant cycle, we have much to be thankful for when look back at our first 3 years, and as we […]

CBSS Mini-Grant Program — Recipients Announced!

2016-2017 Mini-Grant Recipients Three mini-grants were awarded for the current grant year…  – In alphabetical order by location: Recipient Information Frederick County Public Schools Kim Durkan, TVI & Christina Wozniak, SLP from Rock Creek School Mini-grant Title Increasing Communication with Tactile Symbols and Familiar Objects    Recipient Information Maryland School for the Deaf – Family […]

2016-2017 Joint Steering Committee — Census Forms Posted

Annual Joint Steering Committee Meeting CHILD COUNT 2016-2017 Forms Due: February 22, 2017 2016-2017 Census Forms –> CLICK HERE <– – ABOUT WEATHER DECISIONS: For this meeting, CBSS will follow the  Howard County Public School system decision on school delays or closures since the meeting is located in that county.  If HCPS is  closed – meeting […]

STW: Communication, Schedules, & Literacy (photos posted)

Make it Routine: Connecting Communication, Schedules, and Literacy November 4, 2016 Johns Hopkins University — Columbia Campus Center for Technology Education (CTE) Room 218/219 6740 Alexander Bell Drive Columbia, MD 21046 EVENT PHOTO ALBUM (Event information below…)  – – The FRIDAY session will be held as planned. – The SATURDAY session has been cancelled. “Student-Centered Team […]