Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: Southwest Region Office

General Information

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults: Southwest Region Office
9939 Hibert Street, #108
San Diego California 1 92131
(858) 578 1600
ckirscher@att.net
http://www.hknc.org

Brief Description

The Southwest Regional Office offers a Support Service Provider (SSP) program that serves adults (over the age of 18) who have a dual sensory vision and hearing loss and live in San Diego County.

Staff

Cathy Kirscher, Regional Representative, Southwest Region, cathy.kirscher@hknc.org, 858 578 1600

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Determines individual service needs of clients who are deaf-blind through informal assessments.

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation and technical assistance regarding deaf-blindness to schools and agencies. Assists in developing local services for deaf-blind persons.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Refers to community rehabilitative resources relevant to deaf-blindness. May also refer to Sands Point, NY facility for comprehensive rehabilitation services for deaf-blind persons.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides public information about deaf-blindness and refers to community resources. Provides follow-along support. May refer to Sands Point, NY facility for comprehensive rehabilitation. Maintains information for National Registry.

  • Professional Training
    • Offers professional development and in-service training, including training on becoming a Support Service Provider (SSP).

  • Services for Seniors
    • In conjunction with the Senior Adult Specialist, offers the Confident Living Program to senior citizens, 55 and better, within the region or at HKNC headquarters in NY.