Annual Ohio Deafblind Census: How to Register a Child, Update a Child’s Record, or Report No Children with Deafblindness, 2020


The annual deafblind census is a registration of children, birth through 21 years of age, who have a combination of vision loss and hearing loss.

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE) is required under federal regulation to identify students throughout Ohio who have this combination of losses, also known as deafblindness. The Ohio census is part of the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) mandate to identify all children with deafblindness. The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) is charged by OSEP with aggregating data from each state’s DB census to produce a national deafblind child count.

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