American Association of the Deaf-Blind

A New Beginning


From an SSP

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

by Nikki Cherry

I am writing in regard to the need for Support Service Providers (SSP's) for individuals who are deaf-blind. I am a hearing and sighted person, but I work regularly as an SSP. Deaf-blind people do not have the ability to go out and do things as readily as the rest of us. They are unable to just run real quick to the store to buy some milk or bread. They need to have the services of an SSP available to them.

There is certainly a shortage of SSP's. There is also a shortage of financial support for these services. Please look into assisting this great cause by encouraging the training of SSP's, and help get the word out that SSP services should be provided by state or local agencies.

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For more information, please visit our SSP page or contact the AADB Office.