The Iowa Deafblind Technical Assistance Team is a group of professionals from across the state of Iowa who provide support (technical assistance) to families, educators, and service providers of children and youth (birth-21) who are deafblind in Iowa.


Susan Brennan, PhD.
Deafblind Consultant & Project Coordinator
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired


Phyllis McGowan

Family & Transition Specialist

Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired


Cynthia S. White-Botello, Ms Ed
Consultant for Children with Significant Disabilities
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired


Sarah Bergthold, PHD, BCBA
Behavior Consultant
Autism Resource Challenging Behavior Team Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency


Judy Gipson

Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency


Julie Holland

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Iowa School for the Deaf


Katy Ring

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Green Hills AEA


Linda True, AuD/CCC-A
Educational Audiologist
Heartland Area Education Agency


Lori Banos, MA
Teacher of the Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired/Grant Wood Area Education Agency


Brandie Cox, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Heartland AEA 11