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VT Support Service Provider

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Vermont Support Service Provider (VTSSP)
Support Service Providers (SSP's) are the eyes and ears for the Deaf-Blind Vermonters

VCDHH's Support Service Providers (SSP) are specially
trained professionals who enable people who have combined vision and hearing losses to access their environments and make informed decisions.
SSP's provide them with visual and environmental information, sighted guide services, and communication accessibility. 

The SSP program is funded by Division for the  Blind and
 Visually Impaired (DBVI) and various generous donations/grants.

In Order to get SSP service, the Deaf-Blind (DB) person must meet the following requirements:

1) The DB person must have current open case with
     The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI).

2) The DB person must already be independent in order to get 
     SSP services. The SSP's only work with the  DB person to 
     provide visual information and guiding ,so the DB can continue
     to live independently.

3) The  DB person and SSP's must follow the guidelines that
      are approved by DBVI.

To make SSP request:

1) Submit the request within 5 business days in order to secure
     SSP staff.

2) The request should include:
    A) Location of service, B) Length of service, C)Purpose of service.

For requesting SSP or additional information
 please contact Patrick Harris This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it