Online Introduction to Interveners (released on 5/17/10) is a stand-alone, FLASH-based learning module that gives basic information about interveners. The module takes about 45 minutes to complete. Paraeducators, family members, teachers, administrators and others can learn about:

  • The nature of deaf-blindness
  • The roles and responsibilities of interveners
  • The role of teachers, family members, and administrators when working with interveners
  • The development of intervention as a profession




Feel free to share this information with anyone who wants to know more about interveners. Just make sure to credit CDBS and its funder, the Office of Special Education Programs at the US Department of Education. 

Instructional Designer: Ty Eng Lim


Flash Player 6.0.79 or later ( (Flash Player 7 or later recommended), and one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later
  • Macintosh: Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later 


Module resources print-out (pdf)


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Date 10/07/2011

By Stuart

Subject Canadian Interveners


I am currently studying Deaf-Blind Intervention at George Brown College in Toronto. I was wondering if CADBS hires interveners from Canada?

Date 10/13/2011

By Maurice Belote

Subject Re: Canadian Interveners


Hello Stuart. California Deaf-Blind Services doesn't hire interveners directly because, as a technical assistance and training project, it isn't our role. California has a complex system of school districts, county offices of education, and SELPAs (Special Education Local Plan Areas). These are the agencies that provide direct services, and these agencies would hire staff based on needs identified for specific students through the IEP process. I would be glad to talk to you more about our system here in California and answer any questions you have.