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.
“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 strives to provide current, useful information in manageable amounts. Most of our resources are available online through this website or our Facebook page. You can access them at your convenience. We offer training, publications, and timely announcements of upcoming events.
Individuals with combined vision and hearing loss experience the world in their own way, relying on their residual vision, hearing and touch. Some individuals rely primarily on the sense of touch. Children who are deaf-blind often benefit from having a trained support person close at hand throughout their formative years to enhance their experience of the world around them. Similarly, adults who are deaf-blind often use the services of interpreters and Support Service Providers or SSPs. NFADB focuses on advocating for the provision of the qualified personnel in the home, educational setting, and community. To learn more about interveners, teachers of students with deaf-blindness, interpreters for the deaf-blind and Support Service Providers (SSPs)…
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