About the Montana Deaf-Blind Project

The Montana Deaf-Blind Project is located at the Rural Institute at the University of Montana- Missoula. Individuals from birth through age 21 who are impacted by both vision and hearing loss are eligible for project services. Staff of the Montana Deaf-Blind Project provide information, technical assistance, and professional development to families and professionals who provide services to individuals who are deaf-blind.

The Montana Deaf-Blind project works to: 

  • Build capacity and improve services within Montana to increase outcomes for students who are deaf-blind.
  • Increase the resources and expertise available through collaborative partnerships at the state, regional and national levels.

The project supports national initiatives that include the following:

  • Early Identification and Referral
  • Family Engagement
  • Assessment, Planning and Instruction 
  • Transition 
  • Professional Development for staff working with students with deaf-blindness
  • National Child Count 

The Montana Deaf-Blind project provides technical assistance through a Multi-Tiered Model of Support to families, educators, administrators, and related service providers at three levels of support: universal, targeted, and intensive.

Meet the Staff 

Ellen Condon, Project Co-Director 

Kim Brown, Project Co-Director

Theresa Baldry, Project Coordinator

Project Partners 

The Montana Deaf-Blind Project’s initiatives are implemented in collaboration with the following state agencies: