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    • 05-Oct-2023
    • 30-Apr-2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 2

    NFADB has partnered with other DeafBlind family organizations to train family leaders. 

    The Family Advocacy Training & Education (FATE) trains family members who already possess leadership skills to advocate on issues important to the field of deaf-blindness.  The participants gain skills in advocacy, work together to develop actions around the national advocacy agenda, and all wishing to continue to advocate join the Family Advocacy Coalition Educating (FACE) for DeafBlind. This family coalition advocates and educates legislators at the state and national level about the needs of individuals who are DeafBlind.

    These family leaders develop stories and talking points around the national advocacy agenda and then convene in Washington DC for the DeafBlind Day on the Hill to utilize the newly honed advocacy skills!

    • 05-Mar-2024
    • 18-Apr-2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Washington, DC or via Zoom

    The National Family Association for DeafBlind (NFADB) welcomes you to our 2nd annual DeafBlind Days on the Hill. Family organizations and/or family leaders that support our DeafBlind community will join us on the hill!

    This is the 2nd year that we will have a day on the hill focused on issues specific to individuals who are DeafBlind. We will be meeting in Washington DC if you are able to join us in person April 16 - 18, 2024. If you are unable to join in person, you can still meet with your legislators virtually. 

    In preparation, we will host two sessions via Zoom to prep for our DeafBlind Days on the Hill - March 5th & 26th, 2024. Our DeafBlind Days on the Hill - April 16 - 18, 2024.

    Three (3) easy steps to add your voice to ours:

    1. Review our National Advocacy Agenda

    2. Find your Legislators

    3. Schedule a meeting with your legislators.

    Please contact the FATE project lead with any questions:

Past events

21-Feb-2024 2nd Annual DeafBlind Day on the Hill Kickoff
19-Oct-2023 2023 Unseen Documentary Screening
21-Sep-2023 NFADB Ambassador Training (Members Only)
11-Jul-2023 NFADB Annual General Membership Meeting
19-Apr-2023 On the Hill Day for DeafBlind 2023
10-Apr-2023 Hear Us: One Voice! Stronger Together! Twitter Blast!
27-Oct-2022 2022 My Family's Journey Webinar Fundraiser
08-Sep-2022 Family Advocacy Training and Education II (by Invitation Only)
04-Aug-2022 FATE, Session 2 Introduction
12-Jul-2022 NFADB Annual General Membership Meeting
27-Jun-2022 CMA Family Twitter Blast June 27 - July 1
30-Mar-2022 Cogswell-Macy Act: A Family Focus Update
28-Mar-2022 Capacity Building: Family Leadership Development & Organizational Growth
06-Jan-2022 FATE (Family Advocacy Training and Education) Phase II (by Invitation Only)
31-Dec-2021 The Steve Perreault Award - for Professionals
31-Dec-2021 El Premio Steve Perreault
08-Dec-2021 Cogswell-Macy Act: A Family Focus Update featuring Amy Parker
20-Oct-2021 Got Transition Webinar
07-Oct-2021 Family Advocacy Training & Education (by Invitation Only)
01-Oct-2021 CMA Family Twitter Blast Oct 1 - Oct 7
22-Sep-2021 Deaf-Blind Experience
16-Sep-2021 Cogswell-Macy Act: A Family Focus Update
26-Jul-2021 CMA Twitter Blast July 26 - July 30
13-Jul-2021 NFADB Annual General Membership Meeting
24-Jun-2021 Cogswell-Macy Act: A Family Focus Chat featuring Maurice Belote, Robbie Blaha, Tracy Evans-Luiselli, & Cyral Miller
20-May-2021 Cogswell-Macy Act: A Continued Family Focus, featuring Maurice Belote & Tracy Evans-Luiselli
20-Apr-2021 Cogswell-Macy Act: A Family Focus, featuring Robbie Blaha
23-Mar-2021 Recruiting Participants for Doctoral Dissertation Study
01-Mar-2021 Texas Symposium on Deafblind Education
22-Oct-2020 My Family's Journey: Advocacy, Self-Care, and Resiliency
22-Oct-2020 Sponsor 2020 Deaf-Blind Experience
22-Oct-2020 El Viaje de mi Familia: Abogacía, Cuidados Personales y Resilencia
11-Sep-2020 Northeast Regional CHARGE Syndrome VIRTUAL Conference
01-Sep-2020 Family-to-Family Communities Project (F2FC)
26-Aug-2020 ¡Ya esta abierta la inscripción para el curso de autoaprendizaje en línea sobre sordoceguera! (FREE Spanish-Language Online Course Study Registration open now!)
14-Jul-2020 NFADB's Annual General Membership Meeting
10-Jul-2020 12th Annual USH Connections Conference - NOW VIRTUAL
26-Feb-2020 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day Summit
09-Oct-2019 NCDB Hosts: Deaf-Blind Immersion Experience
03-Oct-2019 *New York Deaf-Blind Awareness Experience*
27-Sep-2019 DBMAT 46th Annual Family Conference
25-Sep-2019 MaxiAids WEB-A-THON to benefit NFADB!
17-Sep-2019 CDBS & NFADB: Monthly Spanish Calls
11-Sep-2019 Western Regional Early Intervention Conference
02-Aug-2019 14th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference

OUR MISSION:  NFADB exists to empower the voices of families with individuals who are DeafBlind and advocate for their unique needs.


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