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Mission Statement: 

The Deafblind Service Center of Austin is committed to assisting people who are deafblind in reaching and maintaining their highest possible quality of life and level of independence.


Without an SSP, people who are deaf-blind are cut off from doing daily life activities such as shopping for groceries, going for a walk on Lady Bird Lake, or even exercising at a fitness club to improve their health! Imagine: you can’t see, you can’t hear. You cannot read a newspaper, you cannot listen to the radio, you cannot listen and/or watch TV shows! So what do you do? An SSP can provide those customized services. Those services will be tailored to what the person with deaf-blindness needs to take care of daily life activities, activities that you and I take for granted.

Deaf-Blind Service Center of Austin:

...was originally created in July of 2005 to satisfy requirements of the National SSP Pilot Project first authored by Gail Ploman, a past Executive Director of the Deaf-Blind Service Center of Seattle and supported in partnership by the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) and the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC). The DBSC of Austin is being modeled after the world renowned DBSC of Seattle and its very successful 20-year SSP Program. DBSC of Austin is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our vision is to establish an SSP Program here in Austin, Texas and its surrounding areas. To accomplish this goal, we are currently conducting "Train the Trainer" classes using the SSP Curriculum developed by the DBSC of Seattle. We encourage your support in this historic endeavor!