USH Ambassador for Slovenia

Nika Jurc is the USH Ambassador for Slovenia. You can email her at:

Resources in Slovenia

  • The USH Trust is the largest international contact database of individuals with Usher syndrome. Created and maintained by the Usher Syndrome Coalition, it is our most powerful tool to connect and inform individuals living with Usher worldwide. The USH Trust allows us to get to know and serve the community better, and to do what we do best: identify, build, support, and connect the community, both within the Usher community and with the research community. We do this via email, telephone, videophone, social media, webinars, local social events, our USH Connections Conference, and the many resources on our website. Come, join us!

  • Individuals with Usher syndrome who are passionate about research have a new data collection program to join. The Usher Syndrome Data Collection Program, or USH DCP, is powered by RARE-X, a program of Global Genes a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating research in the rare disease community. By entering your health information into this secure platform, you will become part of a global database of de-identified information available to researchers worldwide. That means that only you can see your data. Only you can change your data. Your personal information (name, email address) will not be shared without your permission. As the DCP grows, more researchers will become aware of Usher syndrome. This can lead to the development of clinical trials, new treatments, and new therapies. YOU hold the key to unlocking future research discoveries.

  • A self-standing and independent, professional disability organization with representative status for people with deafblindness. It operates all over Slovenia. It was established with the aim of identifying, defending and satisfying special needs and representing the interests of people with deafblindness. The DLAN Association is a full member of the European Deafblind Union (EDbU), the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB), and the Slovenian National Council of Disability Organizations. It is the only Slovenian organization in the field of deafblindness that operates internationally.