OHOA online modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students (ages 3 through 21) who are deaf-blind and being served in educational settings. Come join the Washington Cohort series which is tailored specifically for our State’s unique needs. Training modules are free, self-paced, and offer clock hours.

Teams or individuals are encouraged to register:

  • Paraeducators
  • Interveners
  • Teachers, TVIs and TODs
  • OTs, PTs, SLPs
  • Administrators responsible for paraeducator training for children with complex needs
  • IEP teams of children with significant support needs

Modules being offered in this series:

⇒ Welcome and Orientation, Oct. 3 – 9
⇒ An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies (module 1), Oct. 3 – 23
⇒ The Sensory System, the Brain, and Learning (module 2), Oct. 24 – Nov. 13
⇒ The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings (module 3), Nov. 14 – Dec. 11

⇒ Availability for Learning (module 5), Oct. 3 – 23
⇒ Intervener Strategies (module 11), Oct. 24 – Nov. 13
⇒ Calendars (module 13), Nov. 14 – Dec. 11

*Each module runs for approximately 3 weeks and is available 24/7 during the listed dates.

*Registration deadline September 25th


Note: as with any educational resource, the modules alone do not constitute a formal training program. Completion of the modules in isolation from a training program does not result in one becoming a trained intervener.

Deaf-Blind Intervener Training:
Interested in completing a Deafblind Intervener Certificate Program? Please contact the Washington Deaf-Blind Project at (360) 947-3297, or email for information about training programs and a coaching opportunity as a WA State resident.