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
2) The request should include:
A) Location of service, B) Length of service, C)Purpose of service.
For requesting SSP or additional information