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Child Count & Eligibility

NYDBC is responsible for maintaining a child count of the number of children who are identified as DeafBlind (combined hearing and vision loss) between the ages of 0 – 22 who reside in New York State. There are several ways to register a student:

  1. Click on the link: NYDBC Student Registration
  2. Scan the QR code:
    QR Code – Register A Student
  3. Download paper forms — if the above electronic means are not viable, please click here to download the necessary forms.

Note: A student can be registered either With Consent or Anonymously, see the registration for details.

Determining Eligibility

To assist in identifying children who are eligible for services from NYDBC and who should be considered ‘DeafBlind,’ please see the chart below, entitled “Eligibility Chart: Combinations of Hearing & Vision Loss.

NYDBC Eligibility Chart

Helen Keller National Center

For adults who are DeafBlind and students ages 16 and up, please see Helen Keller National Center for additional training and resources. See NYDBC Partners.

Click here to register with Helen Keller National Center.

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