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Mississippi Deaf-Blind Project (MSDB) - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Mississippi Deaf-Blind Project (MSDB)
University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
118 College Drive #5115
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5115
(601) 266-4978 (Fax)
http://www.usm.edu/msdb/

Brief Description

The mission of the Mississippi Deaf-Blind Project is to collaborate and coordinate with state agencies and organizations in order to provide family support and cost-effective technical assistance to families and service providers of children and young adults with deaf-blindness.

Staff

Toni Hollingsworth, Project Director, (601) 266-5135, toni.hollingsworth@usm.edu
Cindy Williamson, Family Specialist, kayelinn@aol.com

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Has a resource library with materials on a range of topics that are available to families, services providers, and the community.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provide technical assistance and training based on individual needs and requests from families and service providers in the various areas, such as the impact of legislation and policies, syndromes, understanding vision loss, and others.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provide technical assistance and training based on individual needs and requests from families and service providers in the various areas, such as the impact of legislation and policies, syndromes, understanding vision loss, and others.
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