OHOA online 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. Come join the Washington Cohort series which is tailored specifically for our State’s unique needs. 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 fall 2020:

⇒ Welcome & Orientation Module – September 14 – 20, 2020
⇒ An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies (Module 1) – September 14 – October 4, 2020
⇒ The Sensory System, the Brain, and Learning (Module 2) – October 5 – 25, 2020
⇒ The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings (Module 3) – October 26 – November 15, 2020
⇒ Availability for Learning (Module 5) – November 16 – December 6, 2020

Registration Deadline – SEPTEMBER 7

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 at (360) 947-3297, or email for information about training programs and a coaching opportunity as a WA State resident.