is an SSP?
An SSP is trained with
communication in American Sign Language (ASL) and sighted guide skills who
accompanies a deaf-blind person, providing visual and environment information
and communication facilitators in performance of accessibility options which
allow the consumers to make informed decisions. With the provision of SSP
services, the deaf-blind are able to fully participate in activities of daily
living while no longer being socially isolated.
An SSP is a
volunteer who works 1-1 with a person who is deaf-blind to facilitate communication, provide visual and auditory information, and act as a sighted
guide for consumer-directed activities in the community.
here to visit the Helen Keller National Center website and learn more: http://hknc.org/SSP.htm)
do you qualify for SSP services?
provide documentation of combined hearing and visual loss or Usher Syndrome.
Adults (over the age
American Sign Language.
Have a valid
provides services to the following parishes:
Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermillion.
Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston,
Pointe Coupee, St. James, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana.
Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis
Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, and Terrebonne.
For more information contact:
V/VP: (337) 446-4648
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