Active learning is a total approach for promoting the development of individuals with severe multiple disabilities. Active Learning Space contains an assessment, a curriculum, specifically-designed equipment, and instructional strategies that support learners to active participants in their surroundings.
Individuals with deafblindness may require adapted or modified education and recreation materials and/or equipment. The listing below provides a short description of a variety of sources for specialized instructional strategies, materials and equipment for individuals with deafblindness and a link to the resource’s website.
The American Printing House is a nonprofit organization that creates accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Braille Institute offers a wide array of programs and services for the blind and visually impaired that are designed to help people with vision loss lead enriched and fulfilling lives.
Brookes Publishing products include materials, books, trainings, and products that support children’s development, learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities.
The Deafblind Information site provides individuals living with a combination of vision and hearing impairments, their families and support members, professionals and service providers a variety of products, equipment, devices, and resources.
Enabling Devices creates products to help people with disabilities participate fully in the world. Products include sensory, mobility, electronic, sensory devices, toys and games and more products for the disabled and visually impaired.
Level Access helps individuals understand digital accessibility for people with disabilities using accessible technology for individuals with disabilities, and retrofitting technology to make it accessible.
Lilliworks, a nonprofit, strives to advance Active Learning through supply of equipment, education, outreach and research to reach learners with the most severe disabilities, including cerebral palsy, deaf blindness and developmental delay.
LS & S provides a wide variety of products, including Braille and education materials, games and crafts and more, to meet the needs of the visually impaired, hard of hearing, and deafblind.
Paths to Literacy, a joint project between Perkins and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, assists educators and families in the quest to provide literacy experiences for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Project Salute promotes literacy experiences for children who are deaf-blind and do not have symbolic language skills to encourage them to participate in emergent literacy activities. Project Salute provides resources on tactile learning strategies for working with children who are deaf-blind or who are blind with additional disabilities.
Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, free and low-cost braille books for children.
The Washington State Deaf-Blind Project supports the developmental and learning needs of children aged birth to 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or have low vision, or are deafblind (combined hearing loss and visual impairment). Resources include webinars on a variety of topics including literacy, identification and active learning.
WonderBaby helps parents of young children with visual impairments and children with multiple disabilities with a database of articles written by parents, what parents have learned about playing with and teaching a blind child, and resources and ways to connect with other families.
Flaghouse offers recreation activities and accessories options for students and clients with special needs. Products include parachutes, arts and crafts, and gardening supplies that will in addition to a range of athletic options, including playground equipment, ride-ons and bikes, and products for water sports and more.
Move United’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, competition, recreation, high performance sport and educational programs.
Located in Northeast Ohio, Youth Challenge brings together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social growth activities.
Specific resources referenced are provided as information only and do not reflect an endorsement by the Ohio Center for Deafblind Education.