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

General Information

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: Rocky Mountain Region Office
190 E. 9th Ave, Suite 150
Rocky Mountain, CO 80203
(303) 934-9037 (Local)
(303) 934-2939 (Fax)
http://www.hknc.org/

Brief Description

Number of staff: 3
Staff description: Regional Representative, Supervisor, and Administrative Assistant
Geographic area served: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming.
Publications: CONNECT! HKNC's electronic newsletter

Staff

Taryn Hill, Administrative Assistant, (303) 934-9037, taryn.hill@hknc.org
Ryan Odland, Regional Representative, ryan.odland@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 Seniors
    • Each year HKNC offers two two-week special training and information programs for senior adults, age 55 and older, who have combined hearing and vision loss. Participants connect with others facing the same experience and develop problem-solving strategies as well as identify community resources. Consultation, training and technical assistance are provided, e.g. Daily Support Group, Audiology, Low Vision, Communication Learning Center, Independent Living, Orientation and Mobility, Leisure/Recreation, Medical, and Assistive Technology.

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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