Each year, the Montana Deaf-Blind Project submits an annual National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind (Birth-21). This census represents the most comprehensive registry of children with dual sensory loss. The registry provides critical information that helps inform the state’s needs and activities provided by state projects. The census also identifies research and professional development needs, and assists in targeting product development and dissemination.
- Montana Deaf-Blind Census Frequently Asked Questions (docx format)
- Why a National Deaf-Blind Child Count?
- 2019 National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind Report
- National Deaf-Blind Child Count Interactive Maps
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 partner with Outreach Consultants from the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind to provide information, technical assistance, and professional development to families and professionals who provide services to individuals who are deaf-blind.
Do you work with a student who is Deaf-Blind?
To add your child or student to the Census, complete the online Montana Deaf-Blind Census Form or print and fill out the hard-copy census form (DOC format) and mail to the Montana Deaf-Blind Project. A census tips sheet (DOCX format) is available to help with filling out the census.
- A Tool for Identifying Vision and Hearing Loss in Children with Multiple Disabilities
- Promoting Early Identification and Intervention for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Children with Vision Impairment, and Children with Deaf-Blind Conditions
- Information on Which Infants and Toddlers Might Qualify