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

(Need to request Technical Assistance click here.)


Susan Brennan, PhD. :

Susan Brennan, PhD.

Deafblind Consultant & Project Coordinator
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Deena Recker, M.Ed. :

Deena Recker, M.Ed.

Transition and Family Services Consultant
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Cynthia S. White-Botello, Ms Ed :

Cynthia S. White-Botello, Ms Ed

Consultant for Children with Significant Disabilities
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Sarah Bergthold, PHD, BCBA :

Sarah Bergthold, PHD, BCBA

Behavior Consultant
Autism Resource Challenging Behavior Team Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

Judy Gipson :

Judy Gipson

Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

Julie Holland :

Julie Holland

Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Iowa School for the Deaf

Katy Ring :

Katy Ring

Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Green Hills AEA

Linda True, AuD/CCC-A :

Linda True, AuD/CCC-A

Educational Audiologist
Heartland Area Education Agency

Lori Banos, MA :

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 :

Brandie Cox, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Heartland AEA 11

Rita Fredericks :

Rita Fredericks

Family Engagement Coordinator
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired