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What is a Support Service Provider on January 22, 2018

What is a Support Service Provider (SSP)? An SSP serves as the eyes and ears of a person with combined vision and hearing loss. SSPs provide visual and environmental information necessary so the participant can access information in order to make decisions independently. The support provided varies depending on the needs of the individual.

Training Opportunity for OIB Program Manager or Staff on January 22, 2018

Who: Helen Keller National Center Confident Living Program What: Train-the-Trainer, Hands-on opportunity for ILOB Program Managers or their state designee from the Older Blind Program during a Confident Living Program. When: The 2018 Confident Living Programs are May 21-May 25 and Oct 22 –Oct 26. Where: Helen Keller National Center, Sands Point, NY.

Confident Living Program May 21-25, 2018 on January 19, 2018

Confident Living Program for Senior Adults who are Culturally-Deaf and Blind or Low Vision. A five-day program specially designed for Senior Adults, age 55 and"better" who culturally-deaf and blind or low vision and use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication. This program is limited to 5 paticipants.

Happy New Year from HKNC on January 19, 2018

Happy 2018! Helen Keller National Center and I hope you are having a great new year and will have much success in your practice with deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing seniors. It is my privilege to be able to work with each of you in providing technical training and assistance to seniors 55 and "better" who have combined vision and hearing loss.

Serving individuals who do not live full time in your state on August 23, 2017

We have a consumer who is a resident of another state but lives in our state ½ of the year and the other state the other half. She has an ID from the other state and a home in both states. Which state should serve her?

Save the Date: AFB Leadership Conference and OIB Program Managers' Meeting on August 15, 2017

We are excited to announce that we are again combining the annual OIB Program Managers' Meeting with the AFB Leadership Conference. The Conference will be in Oakland, CA on April 5-7, 2018. The Program Managers' Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 5th.

Cost Effectiveness of the OIB Program on April 10, 2017

It is estimated the OIB programs are touching 1.4-5% of the eligible population of older persons with vision loss. We are serving a very small number of eligible persons, and our programs are often maxed out with waiting lists. We need more funding and more qualified personnel.

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