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Hawai‘i & Pacific Deaf-Blind Project


The Hawai‘i & Pacific Deaf-Blind Project provides technical assistance to children and youth who are deaf-blind, birth through 21 years of age, and to their families and service providers here in Hawaiʻi and outlying Pacific Island nations/jurisdictions of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap), Guam, Republic of Palau and Republic of the Marshall Islands. Technical assistance may include: in-home consultation, school consultation, family support, networking, in-services, bi-annual statewide trainings, referrals to other agencies, and resources.

Services may be requested by families of children and youth with deaf-blindness, school personnel, and agencies providing services to children and youth with deaf-blindness.

Team Members
Project Dates
Project Start Date: 
October, 2013
Project End Date: 
September, 2018
Project Funding
Funding Agency: 
US DOE Office of Special Education Programs
Primary Contact
Mellanie Lee
Principal Investigator, Project Director/Education Specialist
Secondary Contact
Jennifer Tarnay
Program Coordinator/Speech-Language Pathologist