2nd Annual

Midwest Deafblind Transition Institute

June 28 - July 1st, 2018

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Campus

The Wisconsin Deafblind Technical Assistance Project is hosting the 2nd Annual Midwest Deafblind Transition Institute. 

The Institute will assist young adults, 16 and older with deafblindness to develop independent living skills become more empowered and self-determined. The goal of the institute is to get participants excited about planning for their future, and provide a taste of the college experience! Young adults will stay in a dorm, eat in a dining hall, meet in campus facilities and network with others from across the Midwest.

There will be specific content just for parents/guardians in preparation for their young adult’s transition from
school to work or college. In addition, there will be opportunities to talk with other family members of
teens and adults who are deafblind. Interveners are also encouraged to attend with their students. 

Wisconsin is working in cooperation with the National Center for Deafblind, Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults and state deafblind projects in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri.



Deafblind Intervener Training Offered Through Utah State University 

An online deafblind intervener training program is now available through Utah State University (USU). WDBTAP is extending the opportunity to take this coursework to selected professionals, paraprofessionals and parents/guardians in Wisconsin. Applicants chosen for the training will be reimbursed for the noncredit option fees upon successful completion of the course with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

To be eligible for this program, please complete the application below and return it to Jolene Gruber, Grant Coordinator, at .