Dawn White, Specialist, Intervention
How long have you worked in DBCS?
“I have worked for DBCS for 6 years.”
Why did you get into the field?
“I grew up with a family friend that was deafblind. at the time I did not really know much about deafblindness. As I got older I went to university and I really enjoyed working with that family friend through the Canadian Deafblind Summer Student Program. I decided to take the intervenor course at GBC.”
What do you enjoy most about being an intervenor/working in the field?
“I like the variety of people I am able to interact with on a daily basis. I also enjoy that everyday I am out in the community doing something different.”
What would you like people to know about deafblindness?
“Individuals who are deafblind can do anything that hearing individuals can do.”
Why is Deafblind awareness important to you?
“Awareness is important because deafblindness is a unique disability and people should be aware of that people may use a different communication method that is not speech. Also that Communication may be slower and to talk directly to the person not the intervenor.”