Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc.

Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc. 8306 W. Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53219
414-481-7477
Toll Free, 1-844-638-5800
414-481-7481 Fax Mission Statement:
The Center is the only agency in Wisconsin specializing in services for persons who are totally deaf and blind or who have varying degrees of dual sensory loss.

The agency’s mission is to provide services needed to minimize the devastating effects of a combined vision and hearing loss upon the individual and family. The Center is able to offer the support and skills training needed to assist clients to live independent productive lives.

Operating as usual

It is with a heavy heart that the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons learned of the passing of Lynn Delarue.  Lynn attended t...
01/17/2022
'I’m the sole survivor': Milwaukee man lost his mom, dad and sister to COVID-19 in less than a month

It is with a heavy heart that the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons learned of the passing of Lynn Delarue. Lynn attended the Center for skill development, sought and provided support of her peers, and took a leadership role at WISH, the monthly social group. She had a great laugh to go with her smile and enjoyed getting to know people. She is dearly missed.

In addition to her passing, both of Lynn’s parents died. The attached link is a news story about her family.

John Delarue was getting ready to celebrate the holidays with his mother, father and sister in December when COVID-19 hit his family. By New Year’s Eve, his mom, dad and sister would all be dead.

The Center would like to take a moment to thank St. Rita's Church in West Allis, WI and for the Gifts from the Stable th...
12/22/2021

The Center would like to take a moment to thank St. Rita's Church in West Allis, WI and for the Gifts from the Stable that were donated to our consumers.

These generous gifts really lift the spirits of many people who might otherwise not celebrate and receive gifts from family or friends. There were many happy faces.

We would like to share a few of those happy smiles. The gift of the Christmas season!

Working on some last minute Christmas gifts. Sam enjoys using the wood burning tool. With appropriate lighting and magni...
12/16/2021

Working on some last minute Christmas gifts. Sam enjoys using the wood burning tool. With appropriate lighting and magnification, he creates beautiful work. He has several ornaments started.
Nice work Sam.

Man wearing baseball cap looks through a lighted magnifier, using a wood burning tool to create a Christmas ornament.

Working on some last minute Christmas gifts. Sam enjoys using the wood burning tool. With appropriate lighting and magnification, he creates beautiful work. He has several ornaments started.
Nice work Sam.

Man wearing baseball cap looks through a lighted magnifier, using a wood burning tool to create a Christmas ornament.

WISH celebrated Christmas virtually this year. We had a wonderful time sharing our favorite Christmas memories. We will ...
12/13/2021

WISH celebrated Christmas virtually this year. We had a wonderful time sharing our favorite Christmas memories.

We will have our next event in February and it will be in-person. Looking forward to seeing so many of you in person!

WISH celebrated Christmas virtually this year. We had a wonderful time sharing our favorite Christmas memories.

We will have our next event in February and it will be in-person. Looking forward to seeing so many of you in person!

Here is something fun to do tonight with your little ones. The reading of "Five Little Monkeys Looking for Santa" will b...
12/13/2021

Here is something fun to do tonight with your little ones. The reading of "Five Little Monkeys Looking for Santa" will be interpreted.

Milwaukee County's Text-to-911 program allows people to text 911 for emergency service if they are unable to make a voic...
12/13/2021
Text-to-911

Milwaukee County's Text-to-911 program allows people to text 911 for emergency service if they are unable to make a voice call. This includes Waukesha, Dane and Sheboygan municipalities.
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Office-of-Emergency-Management/System-Status/Text-to-911?fbclid=IwAR3xDjYxwlJGzNFJ3wjdGEbFVVen20XAp8LuNsETBMHylvLcwpYVfyxpNfU

Milwaukee County’s goal is to enrich your life by providing essential services that meet your needs and those of your family, neighbors, co-workers and friends.

What an amazing journey for California School for the Deaf football team. Hope next year takes you farther.Great job!htt...
12/02/2021
Deaf high school football team nears undefeated season and moves toward championship

What an amazing journey for California School for the Deaf football team.
Hope next year takes you farther.
Great job!

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbsnews.com%2Fnews%2Friverside-california-football-deaf-team%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2oG6FrpSQvIprA1nX2_A-HRkJvSiBvJkrP11R6TFvA9Pu4y0mb0YiRYmE&h=AT0xE2ojfu3QiGvpoboZ7h56wpSdtUGOpl16Z8-1go5e4O_zO2ssNni5TbsmqwWwlDy9HS57ZQZ1ht6FtueoqZdnR6gQFDfb9mom-GHMAXb65xEjDrwhB_7S5hgM5qlfjkkpjg

For the first time in nearly 60 years, California School for the Deaf could watch their varsity football team win the division championship.

We are reposting this from yesterday because the link for Krista's video did not work and we feel it is important to sha...
12/01/2021

We are reposting this from yesterday because the link for Krista's video did not work and we feel it is important to share. Thank you!

Krista enjoys the independence she gets using her assistive technology. Check out her story.

https://youtu.be/j8Dzrg7b1FQ

When hearing and sight fail, the human need for communication remains intact. Feelings of devastation and denial give way to the possibility of overcoming obstacles. The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons serves those who have some degree of loss in both hearing and sight. We understand the struggles confronting these individuals and their families. We help people to achieve as much independence as possible and to experience the fulfillment of participating in meaningful work or leisure activities. We strive to help those with hearing and sight loss feel like a part of the community.

Consider giving today! www.deaf-blind.org

#cdbpwi

We are reposting this from yesterday because the link for Krista's video did not work and we feel it is important to share. Thank you!

Krista enjoys the independence she gets using her assistive technology. Check out her story.

https://youtu.be/j8Dzrg7b1FQ

When hearing and sight fail, the human need for communication remains intact. Feelings of devastation and denial give way to the possibility of overcoming obstacles. The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons serves those who have some degree of loss in both hearing and sight. We understand the struggles confronting these individuals and their families. We help people to achieve as much independence as possible and to experience the fulfillment of participating in meaningful work or leisure activities. We strive to help those with hearing and sight loss feel like a part of the community.

Consider giving today! www.deaf-blind.org

#cdbpwi

We wrap up our day sharing this video of Marco. He is happily living on his own and he shares the things he loves most. ...
11/30/2021

We wrap up our day sharing this video of Marco.
He is happily living on his own and he shares the things he loves most.
https://youtu.be/l_vwW_74AQU

The Center is the only agency in Wisconsin specializing in services for persons who are totally deaf and blind or who have varying degrees of dual sensory loss. The agency’s mission is to provide services needed to minimize the devastating effects of a combined vision and hearing loss upon the individual and family. The Center is able to offer the support and skills training needed to assist clients to live independent productive lives.

We are grateful to you!

Thank you for donating.
www.deaf-blind.org
😍😍

We wrap up our day sharing this video of Marco.
He is happily living on his own and he shares the things he loves most.
https://youtu.be/l_vwW_74AQU

The Center is the only agency in Wisconsin specializing in services for persons who are totally deaf and blind or who have varying degrees of dual sensory loss. The agency’s mission is to provide services needed to minimize the devastating effects of a combined vision and hearing loss upon the individual and family. The Center is able to offer the support and skills training needed to assist clients to live independent productive lives.

We are grateful to you!

Thank you for donating.
www.deaf-blind.org
😍😍

Today is #GivingTuesday2021 and the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons would like to take some time today to share with you v...
11/30/2021

Today is #GivingTuesday2021 and the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons would like to take some time today to share with you videos from just a few of the clients the Center serves throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Jeannie has a great spirit, she dedicates herself to what she finds important and she is a role model for others. She shares a little bit about her journey and her experiences with the Center. Please take a few minutes to watch her story.

https://youtu.be/2B9-1pR2Ft4

Please consider donating today! Go to www.deaf-blind.org and click on the Donate button at the top of the page.
Please help spread the word and share this post.

Today is #GivingTuesday2021 and the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons would like to take some time today to share with you videos from just a few of the clients the Center serves throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Jeannie has a great spirit, she dedicates herself to what she finds important and she is a role model for others. She shares a little bit about her journey and her experiences with the Center. Please take a few minutes to watch her story.

https://youtu.be/2B9-1pR2Ft4

Please consider donating today! Go to www.deaf-blind.org and click on the Donate button at the top of the page.
Please help spread the word and share this post.

The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons would like to share a video outlining the services offered. This is a Zoom presentatio...
11/29/2021
Center for Deaf-Blind Persons: Who We Are and What We Do

The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons would like to share a video outlining the services offered. This is a Zoom presentation featuring the staff and was originally presented during DeafBlind Awareness week in June 2021.
We hope you enjoy this video.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Center at 414-481-7477.
https://youtu.be/DjG83LpyFI4

#cdbpwi #GivingTuesday

Learn more about the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons. This is a great video to learn about all of the services that the Center provides and how to get assistance.

Next week Tuesday, November 30th will be Giving Tuesday and the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons will be participating, and...
11/24/2021

Next week Tuesday, November 30th will be Giving Tuesday and the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons will be participating, and we hope you will support our efforts!

The past year and a half has been an extraordinary time for all of us. The Center faced many unique challenges when trying to serve the DeafBlind community. During this time, the Center took active measures to reduce some of the unique challenges our consumers who are DeafBlind were facing, as well.

A priority for the Center was to ensure that people who are DeafBlind were getting information and could stay connected with other people. Technology was used as much as possible. Just a few of the platforms used by staff and clients were FaceTime, Zoom, text messaging, email and videophone calls. In many cases, consumers needed to be taught how to use some of these platforms. The Center started a virtual leisure class, and the existing support group went virtual. This year, the Center even went virtual to celebrate DeafBlind Awareness Week.

All of these changes take time for staff to develop and implement. The Center would like to continue to provide these services to our consumers throughout the state of Wisconsin. As these services have been established, it is important to note that the Center has resumed in-person services in most situations. The Center continues to do its part to promote independence and to support our consumers.

We are reaching out to you in the community to help us. Please show your support and give to the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons next week Tuesday on #GivingTuesday

# GivingTuesday

Next week Tuesday, November 30th will be Giving Tuesday and the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons will be participating, and we hope you will support our efforts!

The past year and a half has been an extraordinary time for all of us. The Center faced many unique challenges when trying to serve the DeafBlind community. During this time, the Center took active measures to reduce some of the unique challenges our consumers who are DeafBlind were facing, as well.

A priority for the Center was to ensure that people who are DeafBlind were getting information and could stay connected with other people. Technology was used as much as possible. Just a few of the platforms used by staff and clients were FaceTime, Zoom, text messaging, email and videophone calls. In many cases, consumers needed to be taught how to use some of these platforms. The Center started a virtual leisure class, and the existing support group went virtual. This year, the Center even went virtual to celebrate DeafBlind Awareness Week.

All of these changes take time for staff to develop and implement. The Center would like to continue to provide these services to our consumers throughout the state of Wisconsin. As these services have been established, it is important to note that the Center has resumed in-person services in most situations. The Center continues to do its part to promote independence and to support our consumers.

We are reaching out to you in the community to help us. Please show your support and give to the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons next week Tuesday on #GivingTuesday

# GivingTuesday

We end our staff introductions with Deanne Lautenbach. Deanne speaks about her job at the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons,...
11/23/2021
Deanne Lautenbach

We end our staff introductions with Deanne Lautenbach. Deanne speaks about her job at the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, her education, and her interests.
https://youtu.be/LaeMELsm3IA

Deanne speaks about her job at the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, her education and interests.

Leisure arts is a big part of the downtime for many individuals who are DeafBlind. Marco loves knitting when he is relax...
11/19/2021

Leisure arts is a big part of the downtime for many individuals who are DeafBlind.
Marco loves knitting when he is relaxing at home. He also likes to show his creativity by using different colors and mixing them together to give his projects a unique look. Marco is holding two blankets that he made for friends of his.
Beautiful work Marco!

This month we would like to take some time and introduce you to the staff and a few of the DeafBlind individuals in the ...
11/02/2021
Joan Schneider - Executive Director - Center for Deaf-Blind Persons

This month we would like to take some time and introduce you to the staff and a few of the DeafBlind individuals in the community.
Each Tuesday this month we will feature a short YouTube video of one staff member.
We will cap off the month with a Zoom presentation the staff gave during DeafBlind Awareness Week this past June. It is very informative and gives you insight to our services. If you missed it, here is your opportunity to watch.
Please take the time to watch and follow us. Also, check out our new YouTube channel, Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc. Check back there often for additional videos.
https://youtu.be/jQ6X98zSys4

Joan, the Director of the Center for Deaf-Blind, talks about her education and her role at the Center.

The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons would like to send out a big thank you to the Sunny Trails Day Camp. Sunny Trails Girl...
08/06/2021

The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons would like to send out a big thank you to the Sunny Trails Day Camp.
Sunny Trails Girl Scout Camp chose the Center as the agency to do their service project for during camp.
The girl scouts and their project leader went above and beyond completing these projects.

The girls rolled silverware and brailled and tactilely marked BINGO cards for future WISH events. They made up craft kits that are mailed all over the state to people who are DeafBlind. They also made two tactile busy boards. What an awesome job!

Their service will impact many individuals throughout the state of Wisconsin and here at the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons.

Thank you!

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8306 W. Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee, WI
53219

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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today on #October15th: ~Happy National White Cane Safety Day~ #wcsd Read the facts and learning some more about the white cane for the blind and/or visually impaired. Highly encourages those people who have the white canes need to use it more often from 8% to 13% (try use it 5% more) and the more safe will be. Be strong caning~ #DeafBlindRocks #NoDeafBlindLeftBehind #whitecane https://www.facebook.com/171456576220921/photos/a.181326728567239/1073353039364599/
HLAA-Twin Cities (Hearing Loss Association of America- Twin Cities Chapter) is having a Virtual Book Club meeting on Thursday November 4th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Central Time) on Zoom. We will be discussing Ruth Silver’s book “Invisible: My Journey Through Vision and Hearing Loss.” Joan Schneider, Executive Director, Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc. will be joining us. Email [email protected] for a Zoom meeting link. All meetings are free, open to anyone and live captioned. Read this blog post for more information. We’d love to have you join us!
HLAA-Twin Cities (Hearing Loss Association of America- Twin Cities Chapter) is having a Virtual Book Club meeting on Thursday November 4th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Central Time) on Zoom. We will be discussing Ruth Silver’s book “Invisible: My Journey Through Vision and Hearing Loss.” Joan Schneider, Executive Director, Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc. will be joining us. Email [email protected] for a Zoom meeting link. All meetings are free, open to anyone and live captioned. Read this blog post for more information. We’d love to have you join us!
Dear ABLE Friends, I am pleased to share upcoming meaningful webinars from our very fine sister organization, Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc. in honor of DeafBlind Awareness Week. Cheryl Orgas ABLE Executive Director DeafBlind Awareness Week 2021 June 21 – 25, 2021 Join us for DeafBlind Awareness Week! The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons will be virtually hosting the following informational webinars. This is a great opportunity for professionals, family members, and others to learn: · About DeafBlindness · How to work with individuals who are DeafBlind For individuals who are DeafBlind, this is a chance to learn more about specific topics. We are excited to share this information with you and look forward to your participation. This is a free event, so sign up for as many workshops as you would like. Looking forward to seeing you! Tuesday June 22, 2021 – 10:00-11:15 am Center for Deaf-Blind Persons – Our Services and How We Help Presenters: CDBP Staff Join the staff of the Center to learn what the Center provides. This is a great webinar to learn about all our services and how to get assistance, or even to be part of this amazing agency! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3916230138984WN_X5JvqhQTRJCR4oIR5gjafw Tuesday June 22, 2021 – 1:00-2:00 pm Independent Living Aids for Use in the Home Presenter: Lisa Crissey Learn about the different living aids that individuals who are DeafBlind can and do use to make life more efficient. Join Lisa Crissey as she demonstrates a variety of independent living aids. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0aXvbY1AQ6S1LEyDXtdd4g Wednesday June 23, 2021 – 10:00-11:15 am Communication Methods used by DeafBlind Individuals Presenter: Deanne Lautenbach How does a person who is DeafBlind communicate? We are all familiar with Helen Keller and know that she communicated using her hands. But does everyone communicate that way? Join us to learn more about different modes of communication used with and by individuals who are DeafBlind. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_joOjH6Z-RSiJ62hBeKEC-w Wednesday June 23, 2021 – 1:00-2:00 pm Captioned Telephones and Apps: Captioning Conversations Over the Phone and Face-to-Face Presenter: Dani Kaslow and Joan Schneider Have you heard about captioned phones? What about live captions? Do you want to know more? This is the webinar for you! Dani Kaslow will give you the information you need. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VpCXjoMaQnavSq_kT-sJEQ Thursday June 24, 2021 – 10:00-11:15 am 5 Warning Signs You’re About to Be Scammed: What Every (DeafBlind) Person Needs to Know Presenter: Dani Kaslow Learn signs of common scams, how to identify potential scams that are new, and why people who are DeafBlind may have missed out on this important information. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PeWfqfeNQgiwO5ER8SiZ5w Thursday June 24, 2021 – 1:00-2:00 pm Kitchen Gadgets to Make Cooking Safe and Easy Presenter: Lisa Crissey Yes, people who are DeafBlind do cook! Join Lisa Crissey as she goes through some great kitchen gadgets used to make cooking easier and safer. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_keIzBygPRcuzPS0FRRlOIA Friday June 25, 2021 – 10:00-11:15 am Labeling in the Home Presenter: Deanne Lautenbach Are you or is someone you know having trouble identifying what's in the cupboard? Is this the Windex, Lime Away or All Purpose Cleaner? Deanne Lautenbach will show you some different and cost-effective ways to label items around the home. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wD8zig5aSte4mFXB94EA0w
Long post alert 🚨 (But we promise, it’s more than worth the read!) The holidays are a time to come together, support one another and make a difference in the lives of those who might be struggling in our community. That's why, starting on Giving Tuesday, we're donating 10 percent of our profits Dec. 1-16 to 12 very deserving local charities ❤️ Some of these charities were nominated by you, our A-list, while others are non-profits that are close to our hearts here at AESTHETICS 360°. Each day we will be highlighting a different charity on our Instagram Stories, and donating 10 percent of that day's profits to the charity. Here's a look at who we are supporting this season: Dec. 1: Elmbrook Humane Society Dec. 2: Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin Dec. 3: ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Dec. 4: Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Dec. 7: Hunger Task Force, Inc. Dec. 8: Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Dec. 9: Revitalize Milwaukee Dec. 10: Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc. Dec. 11: MACC Fund - Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. Dec. 14: Sojourner Family Peace Center Dec. 15: Courage MKE Dec. 16: United Performing Arts Fund - UPAF Every holiday season we are reminded that when we act together, we can make a major impact. Our hope is to help as many people as possible who have been impacted by a very difficult year. We are so grateful for this community and your ongoing support. Let's make a difference, together 💋
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