provided on this page is intended to help you in your reporting efforts
by answering your questions about the registry and reporting process. It
discusses what it means to qualify as deafblind and provides examples of
students who are eligible for the registry and the Project's services.
The Indiana Deafblind Services Project conducts an annual count of children and youth who are deafblind within the state of Indiana. The federally required child count of the population of all infants, toddlers, children and youth who are Deafblind, or at risk for Deafblindness is conducted by the Indiana Deafblind Services Project in conjunction with the Indiana Division of Exceptional Learners annual December 1 child count.
The Deafblind Registry is collected annually on December 1 and is considered a "snapshot" of the children and youth who fit the definition of being deafblind as of that date. State and multi-state deafblind projects across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Pacific Trust Territories collect this data and submit it to NTAC to be compiled into the National Deaf-Blind Census. The census information is vital to planning and implementing services for deaf-blind children and young adults, their families, and service providers.
Although the main registry reporting activities are conducted during December 1 child count, a child may be added or removed from the registry at any time during the year. The Deafblind Registry Form may be downloaded and printed out, completed and mailed to the Indiana Deafblind Services Project, Blumberg Center, College of Education, University Hall 009, 401 North 7th Street, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809.
Anyone can refer a child to the Indiana Deafblind Services Project to be included on the registry. After verification of deafblindness is received by Project staff, the child¹s family, teachers, and related support personnel will be eligible for technical assistance. Registry information is completely confidential and no names or identifying information is submitted to the federal government.