Here are the headlines from the latest newsletter from DeafBlindUK – read the full newsletter here
Inspiring young people at school
Are you a teacher, or do you support young people living with deafblindness? As part of our award-winning education project, which is making classrooms more inclusive of children who are deafblind, we’ve just released a series of free teaching resources.
Get your copy of the Standing out and fitting in report
In 2022, Deafblind UK led new research exploring how children and young people who are deafblind are supported at school. If you’d like to read the report, it’s completely free. It contains insights from parents of children who are deafblind, teachers and recommendations to create a more deafblind-friendly learning environment.
“There are so many harmful and negative stereotypes surrounding deafblindness, and I would like to prove them wrong!”
Megan, who is deafblind, is climbing Ben Nevis to fundraise for us this month. Her assistance dog, Rowley, will be by her side. The pair have been hard at work training, and we can’t wait to follow her journey! Megan is passionate about raising awareness of hidden disabilities like deafblindness – and we couldn’t be happier that she’s taken on this challenge to fundraise for us.
Your guide to Deafblind Manual
Whether you’d like to brush up on your own skills, or know someone who’d like to learn, our easy guide is a great place to deepen your understanding of Deafblind Manual.
Refer someone you support
When you refer someone to us, you connect them with specialist, life-changing support.
We offer advice, technology support, and free services to improve mental health and reduce loneliness such as:
Free mental health services and counselling
Befriending and local support groups
Mobility and practical support.
Click here to make a referral in just a few minutes on our website.
Looking for your next CPD course or training day?
Then our courses are for you! We offer courses on acquired deafblindness, communication, supporting older adults and lots more. Our spaces fill up fast, so book yours today.