As with all SESA services, the Alaska Deaf-Blind project’s assistance is provided free-of-charge to families, schools, and community organizations. The Deaf-Blind project is different than other programs at SESA in that it’s under a federal, rather then a state, grant. The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness funds a project in each state to support and serve the needs of its deaf-blind infants, children and young adults.
The Alaska Deaf-Blind Project serves any individual from premature birth to age 22 with a hearing and vision loss as specified below. We serve those in urban as well as remote areas as well as individuals not enrolled in school and those in secondary school.
Note that the eligibility criteria for Deaf-Blind services are different than for SESA’s hearing and vision impairments services, as it falls under the federal definition of Deaf-Blindess:
THE INDIVIDUAL MUST HAVE: