In most any city or town around the world, there are only a handful of people who are deaf-blind. This can lead to a feeling of isolation for the individual and everyone in the family. NFADB offers several ways for you to keep connected and stay informed.
Because deaf-blindness is a low incidence disability, families of children who are deaf-blind often have difficulty meeting other families who share similar triumphs and challenges. The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB), the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), and State Deaf-Blind Projects are working together to offer a unique way for families to connect with one another. Parents of children with deaf-blindness know and understand the needs of families of children with deaf-blindness more than anyone; therefore, Family Engagement Coordinators and Family Leaders will facilitate this collaborative project.
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NFADB is a member of the Helen Keller National Center DB NCOP, a collaborative working group of agencies committed to maximizing resources and enhancing services with and for individuals who are deaf-blind. The DB NCOP looks to strengthen relationships among these agencies and increase opportunities for services and supports available on the local and state level to the deaf-blind community across the country.
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