Project for New Mexico Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind

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Center for Development and Disability


2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 272-3000
Fax: (505) 272-2014

Dual Sensory Impairments

Who are the Children with Dual Sensory Impairments?

The 2004 IDEA-Part B federal definition of deaf-blindness is: “combined hearing and vision impairments, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and educational needs that these children cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for children with deafness or children with blindness”. 

 For infants and toddlers receiving Part C early intervention services, deaf-blindness is defined as: “combined hearing and vision impairments or delays, the combination of which causes such severe communication and other developmental and intervention needs that specialized early intervention services are needed”.