Helpful Stops on the Web!
Here is a collection of links that we found to be helpful.
Links Specific to Deaf-Blindness
The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness works collaboratively with families, federal, state and local agencies to provide technical assistance, information and personnel training. NCDB brings together the resources of three agencies with long histories of expertise in the field of deaf-blindness. Consortium partners are: The Teaching Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University, Helen Keller National Center, and Hilton/Perkins Program, Perkins School for the Blind. NCDB is home to DB-LINK, the largest collection of information related to deaf-blindness worldwide. A team of information specialists makes this extensive resource available in response to direct requests, via the NCDB web site, through conferences and a variety of electronic medium.
The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)
The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) is a non-profit, volunteer-based family association. NFABD's philosophy is that individuals who are deaf-blind are valued members of society and are entitled to the same opportunities and choices as other members of the community. NFADB is the largest national network of families focusing on issues surrounding deaf blindness.
The American Association of the Deaf-Blind
The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans.
Deafblind International (DbI)
Deafblind International (DbI) is the world association promoting services for deafblind people. DbI brings together professionals, researchers, families, deafblind people and administrators to raise awareness of deafblindness. Central to our work is to support the development of services to enable a good quality of life for deafblind children and adults of all ages.
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC)
The mission of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) is to enable each person who is deaf-blind to live and work in his or her community of choice. Vocational and rehabilitation training is provided to students both on campus and in the community.