Free MHVP Services and Training

MHVP Initial Child Id & TA Request_7.23.2020
MS.Hearing-Vision.Project Brochure
MS-FLVI 2021Spring.C1,S3 & C2,S1A OHOA Flyer.

Mississippi Hearing-Vision Project (MH-VP) staff are available to support you, your staff and families of children and youth (birth – 21 years) who have BOTH a hearing impairment AND a visual impairment. We are grant funded through the U. S. Office of Special Education and located at The University of Southern Mississippi.

  • What you get: FREE technical assistance regarding instructional strategies, resources, and professional development for how to best provide ACCESS to the curriculum when both primary senses are impaired.
  • Who gets service? All teachers, related service providers, administrators and families provide general and special education, early intervention instruction, and families.
  • Need more info? See the attached Project Brochure.
  • Get started with your FREE Technical AssistanceCall Toni Hollingsworth, 228-248-8668 or use the attached Initial Referral Form.

Mississippi has a new Resource Guide for those with visual impairments produced by Family First Braille Foundation! Click here to download your copy!

NEED CEUS?  Mississippi Hearing-Vision Project offers FREE online Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Modules. Two Cohorts are being offered immediately after the holidays!

Created through grant funding by the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, these Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Modules provide evidence-based instructional strategies, information and resources for students with severe complexities, including vision and hearing impairments. Both Cohorts are open to families, educators, paraprofessionals, early childhood interventionists, administrators, and related service providers serving any age.

Each module takes about 7 hours to complete and participants work through the chosen set of three modules between January 4 through to February 20 at your own pace. Continuing education credits are available for the fully completed set of modules, and yield .7 ceus or 7 contact hours per module totaling 2.1 CEU for $15. (See attached Flyer for more information or click HERE.)

Deadline for signing up for these modules is December 14, 2020.

Sign up for the Cohort by clicking on the link of your choice:

Cohort 2, Set 1A, (Modules 1, 2 and 4 – required prior to taking any other modules):  rSpring2021Cohort2Set1Am124

Module 1: An Overview of Deaf-Blindness & Instructional Strategies; Module 2: The Sensory System, The Brain & Learning; Module 4: Building Trusted Relationships & Positive Self-Image

 Cohort 1, Set 3 (Modules 6, 7 and 8): Registration Spring SY2021 Cohort 1 Set 3 M678 1.6-2.20.21

Module 6: Understanding Communication Principles; Module 7: Emergent Communication; Module 8: Progressing From Non-Symbolic to Symbolic Communication and Complex Language

 Contact Toni Hollingsworth for more information:; 228-249-9668.