NCDB offers a series of Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning modules called Open Hands, Open Access (OHOA).  These modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students (ages 3 through 21) who are deaf-blind and being served in educational settings.

To begin immediately visit the NCDB website –  Click here to begin with NCDB

View the modules in Spanish.

*Please note – the national modules do not offer Washington State clock hours and/or a module completion certificate.

Come join the Washington Cohort series which is tailored specifically for our State’s unique needs. These training modules are free, self-paced, and offer clock hours.

Who Should Participate:

  • Paraeducators
  • Interveners
  • Teachers, TVIs and TODs
  • Special Education administrators who want to learn more about preparing paraeducators to work with children with complex needs, including vision and hearing loss
  • Preschool Transition Coordinators
  • Parents of children with complex needs, including vision and hearing loss
  • OTs, PTs, SLPs

The Washington Cohort will focus on the following modules for the 2020 Winter/Spring Series:

Module 10: Concept Development and Active Learning (February 3 – 23, 2020)
Module 11:  Intervener Strategies (February 24 – March 15, 2020)
Module 13: Calendars (March 16 – April 5, 2020)

*Registration is currently closed for this Winter/Spring series – please check back in the new school year to register for the 2020 Fall series.


Note: as with any educational resource, the modules alone do not constitute a formal training program. Completion of the modules in isolation from a training program does not result in one becoming a trained intervener.

Deaf-Blind Intervener Training:
Interested in completing a Deafblind Intervener Certificate Program? Please contact the Washington Deaf-Blind Project/WSDS at 800-572-7000, or email, wsds@psesd.org, for information about training programs and a coaching opportunity as a WA State resident.