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 very individual abilities, challenges 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.
Advocating for Qualified Personnel
People who have a combined vision and hearing loss experience the world very differently from everyone else. Many people who are deaf-blind need a trained support person close at hand to help them make sense of the world around them. 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…
“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.
Online Training & Resources
NFADB strives to provide current, useful information in manageable amounts. The last thing we want to do is overwhelm you with information. Most of our resources are available online through this website or our Facebook page. You can access them when it is convenient for you. We offer training, publications, and timely announcements of upcoming events.