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Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: East Central Region Office - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: East Central Region Office
14440 Cherry Lane Court
Suite 3214
Laurel, MD 20707
(240) 786-6534 (Local)
(240) 786-6874 (Fax)
(240) 786-6847 (TDD/TTY)
cynthia.ingraham@hknc.org
http://www.hknc.org

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM or by appointment.
Number of staff: 2 staff members in this office
Staff description: 1 regional representative, 1 administrative assistant
Geographic area served: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.
Publications: CONNECT!, HKNC's e-newsletter

Staff

Cynthia Ingraham, Regional Representative, (240) 786-6534, cynthia.ingraham@hknc.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Conducts informal assessment to determine individual service needs of clients who are deaf-blind.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Refers to community rehabilitative resources relevant to deaf-blindness. May also refer to Sands Point, New York facility for comprehensive rehabilitation services for deaf-blind persons.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides public information about deaf-blindness and refers to community resources. Provides follow-along support. May refer to Sands Point, New York facility for comprehensive rehabilitation. Maintains information for National Registry.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information, support and advocacy nationwide to individuals with combined vision and hearing loss, their families and the professionals who support them.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance regarding deaf-blindness to schools and agencies. Assists in developing local services for deaf-blind persons.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers professional development and in-service training.
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