Support Service Provider (SSP)

What 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.

(Click here to visit the Helen Keller National Center website and learn more: http://hknc.org/SSP.htm)

How do you qualify for SSP services?

Consumer must provide documentation of combined hearing and visual loss or Usher Syndrome.

Adults (over the age of 18).

Communicate using American Sign Language.

Independent

Have a valid identification card.
 

ABL provides services to the following parishes:

Lafayette: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermillion.

Baton Rouge: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. James, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana.

Lake Charles: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis

New Orleans: Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, and Terrebonne.
 
 
For more information contact: 
Fallon Frederick
V/VP: (337) 446-4648

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