California Deafblind Services

We provide training activities in English and Spanish on all aspects of deaf-blindness. CDBS will work with you to develop and schedule a training that fits your specific needs.  Please contact Julie Maier at or leave a voicemail at 415-405-7558.
Some recent examples:
  • Etiologies of deafblindness
  • Introduction to the concept of interveners
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Usher syndrome
  • Tactile signed communication strategies
  • Sexuality education
  • Developing effective receptive and expressive communication systems
  • Creating language rich environments
  • Active learning
  • Assessment approaches
  • Sensory issues (e.g., The Forgotten Senses, The Multi-Sensory Approach,  Self-Stimulation)
  • Early orientation & mobility
  • Resonance boards
  • Stress, self-regulation, and emotional maturity
  • Considerations and strategies when working with Spanish-speaking families
  • Deafblindness: characteristics, challenges and educational strategies
  • The visual and the hearing systems and practical educational implications
  • Adapted forms of communication for students with severe visual impairments
  • Developing communication systems for students who are deafblind with multiple disabilities
  • The Communication Matrix
  • Resources and strategies to increase access for students with sensory loss
  • Team collaboration
  • "Cómo Entender las Dinámicas Familiares” - Enfrentar y Manejar Efectivamente las Situaciones Referentes al Miembro de la Familia con Discapacida
  • Yo también Estoy Aquí: Entendiendo a los Hermanos
  • Los Sentidos de la Visión y de la Audición
  • El IEP de mi Hijo: Herramientas y Técnicas Prácticas
  • Puntos a Considerar para Mejorar la Comunicación entre el Hogar y la Escuela
  • Estrategias Adaptadas de Comunicación
  • Trabajando en Conjunto
  • Los Roles y Responsabilidades de los Miembros del Equipo


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