The mission of NFADB is to empower the voices of families of individuals who are deaf-blind and to advocate for their unique needs.
Every person who is deaf-blind has unique abilities, goals and needs. This is true for families also. To address the uniqueness of deaf-blindness, we work side by side with families, friends and professionals to provide the following services.
Advocate for all families with individuals who are deaf-blind regardless of the individual’s age, cause of deaf-blindness, or cognitive ability.
“It takes a village,” could never be more true than when you’re raising a child who is deaf-blind. We all need other families, professionals and community members to turn to for support, advice and sometimes a good laugh. Some people like to email, others like to use Facebook, and some just want to pick up the phone and speak to a real person. NFADB uses several strategies to help people build connections.
NFADB has developed collaborative relationships with many state and national organizations focused on deafness, blindness, and deaf-blindness. Through these relationships, we partner to collaborate on projects, provide referrals and share valuable resources with families. Thank you to the following partners, friends, and financial supporters. Partners with a key icon indicate a partner that is a financial supporter and KEY to our success
We share timely announcements of upcoming events, i.e., webinars, trainings, conference calls, and national conferences.
NFADB has conversations with family members, individuals who are Deaf-Blind, and professionals that work with individuals who are Deaf-Blind. We produce and distribute these various conversations as podcasts to increase awareness of the impact of living with Deaf-Blindness.
Families of children with disabilities prove time and time again they have the power to make a difference. Historically, the efforts of family members were the primary reason children with disabilities moved out of institutions and into schools and their communities. It is the power and persistence of families that allows individuals with disabilities to become full members of society. Below you will find quotes from family leaders who made a difference in their own child’s life, in the lives of other families, or within organizations or systems. We hope you will find inspiration and ideas for your own leadership activities.