We are pleased to announce that CDBA Ontario is now accepting registrations for its recently developed online courses on Deafblindness and Intervention.  These courses were developed to provide Intervenors around the globe with additional opportunities for professional development. 

To date, five courses have been developed. Deafblindness and the Role of the Intervenor is a pre-requisite to all other online courses offered. Below is a listing of the courses, plus a brief summary of their content

 Below is a listing of all ourcourses, plus a brief summary of their content:

  1. Deafblindness and the Role of the Intervenor.  This 8-module course defines Deafblindness and its impact on an individual, discusses the different types of vision and hearing loss, and introduces the key components as well as the philosophy of Intervention.  It is a pre-requisite for all other online courses
  2. The Role of the Intervenor in Health, Wellness and Aging.  This 10- module course addresses the knowledge and skills Intervenors need to appropriately adapt and implement intervention with individuals who have complex medical needs and/or who are aging.  With these skills, Intervenors are better able to support individuals who are deafblind in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 
  3. The Importance of Planning in the Role of the Intervenor.  This 10 module course provides an in-depth look at different strategies used when planning with an individual who is deafblind.  The course also addresses how planning helps to ensure a holistic, person-first approach to programming.  Participants will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge through the use of case studies highlighting a variety of situations.  
  4. The Role of the Intervenor in Conceptual Development and Communication. This 10 module course focuses on the vital role that Intervenors play in supporting an individual’s conceptual development.  The importance of linking communication with conceptual development will be highlighted. The differences between skill development and conceptual development will also be addressed. 
  5. Methods and Techniques Relating to Congenital Deafblindness and Intervention.This 8 module course addresses the knowledge required by an Intervenor in the methods & techniques developed to compensate for the loss of vision and hearing with individuals with congenital deafblindness. This will assist the Intervenor in supporting individuals who are congenitally deafblind and more emergent communicators through the use of applicable strategies and tools.

The courses will be offered in a “semester” format. 

As part of the development process when creating these courses, CDBA Ontario asked George Brown College to provide academic oversight regarding the content of the courses.  As a result, successful completion of the courses will be accepted as equivalent to the comparable GBC courses for those wishing to achieve a Certificate in Congenital Deafblindness:

 “Deafblindness and the Role of the Intervenor” will be offered each semester, since it is a pre-requisite for the remaining courses.     

The tuition fee for the courses varies, depending upon the length of the course.  The 8 module courses will cost $200.00, while the 10 module courses will cost $250.00.  Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card. .Click here to download the registration form.

As part of the development process when creating these courses, CDBA Ontario asked George Brown College Intervenor Program to provide academic oversight regarding the content of the courses. GBC Intervenor Program and CDBA Ontario entered into a partnership to offer a Certificate in Congenital Deafblindness and ensure the CDBA Ontario Online courses have comparable outcomes to be included as an option toward this certificate. (This is not an Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities Certificate). The Certificate in Congenital Deafblindness can be achieved by taking a combination of CDBA Ontario’s online courses and specific courses from the current GBC Intervenor Program course calendar.

For more information, please contact training@cdbaontario.com

Holly Floyd 519-442-0463 ext 118, or 1-877-760-7439 ext 118

Lindsay Border 519-442-0463 ext 141, or 1-877-760-7439 ext 141




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