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USH Ambassadors for Texas

Valerie Nordstrom and Robyn Culpepper

Valerie Nordstrom

Image description: Priyanka, a child with glasses and long black hair sits on the left. Valerie, a female adult with brown hair, is on the right

Transcript of video:

Valerie: Hello! I'm Valerie Nordstrom. (Sign name - "N" down the right side of the face as if outlining long hair)

Priyanka: Hi!  I'm Priyanka. (Sign name - "P" smile) I have Usher syndrome. 

Valerie: I'm your Mom, right? Where do we live?

Priyanka: Yep. We live in Texas!

Both: Texas!

Valerie: I'm an Usher Syndrome Ambassador. I am here to support you and help you through your journey. Parents and families - we can work together to work through the educational system and to raise amazing deafblind adults. I look forward to working together and seeing our children grow. 

Valerie leans over and gives Priyanka a playful hug. 

End of video

Contact Valerie at: ambassador.tx@usher-syndrome.org

Robyn Culpepper

Robyn is one of our new ambassadors. Stay tuned to learn more about her.

Contact Robyn at: ambassador.tx2@usher-syndrome.org

Resources for Texas

  • Program and services for youth and adults with combined vision and hearing loss.

  • Provides free telecommunication evaluation, equipment, and training to children and adults with significant vision and hearing loss who qualify. iCanConnect is a national program authorized under the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program.

  • Supports individuals who are deafblind (birth through age 22) and their families.

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