Virginia Project for Children & Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness (VDBP)
The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness is a statewide program designed to provide technical assistance, training, distance education, and networking information to families, teachers, and service providers of individuals birth through 21 who have both a hearing loss and a vision loss.
The Virginia Deaf-Blind Project is committed to supporting families, teachers, and service providers in their endeavors to improve outcomes for children and youth who experience both vision and hearing loss. Through providing technical assistance, training, and information, we aspire to improve the quality of life for people who are deaf-blind as they live in their homes, learn in their schools, socialize in their communities, and access the services they choose.
The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness is federally funded under the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, Part D) to provide informative and consultative services to families and service providers. The project is part of the Partnership for People with Disabilities, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).