SSP Training - Philadelphia 


DeafBlind Living Well Services (DBLWS) recently trained 19 individuals in becoming Support Service Providers (SSPs) in the Pittsburgh area. We are now coming to the Philadelphia area. On February 26, 27 and 28th, DBLWS will be conducting our second regional SSP training at Liberty Resources at 714 Market Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


This training is already full but persons still interested in being trained to become a SSP can register and be put on a waiting list for future training opportunities. 


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We welcome Shannon Wright, the lead SSP Instructor for this regional SSP training.



Theo Braddy, executive director

Meet Shannon Wright 

Shannon Wright

SSP Instructor

Shannon Wright is a Nationally Certified American Sign Language Interpreter, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist and Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist. She is a full-time independent contractor working for various agencies in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. She has given presentations and trainings related to Deaf-Blind interpreting, Support Service Providers, and how to provide Orientation & Mobility Services to Deaf-Blind individuals throughout the US and internationally.

About Us
The PA Department of Labor and Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)/Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS)PA Statewide Independent Living Council (PASILC), and PA Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) joined to support the goal to "Increase outreach and services to unserved and underserved persons who have a dual sensory loss of both vision and hearing, also known as deaf-blind."  This pilot grant is a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) initiative funded with Federal and State monies.
If You Are A Person
Who Is DeafBlind...  
If you are a person who is deaf-blind and would want to see if you are eligible to receive SSP services, you must apply! 

You can apply online by clicking here.

You can download and print an Application by clicking here.

You can email or phone Donald Gordon at or TTY at 717.737.1335/toll free at 800.829.7404 or by Videophone at 717.255.0124 

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