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.
Family-to-Family Communities (F2FC)
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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If you wish to speak with someone, call 1-800-255-0411. If our administrative assistant is unable to answer your question, she will connect you with someone who can.
Membership Email Listserv
If email works best for you, we have the NFADB listserv, which is an email-based service that allows people with a common interest to communicate via group emails. Our members share ideas, questions, successes and news flashes through the NFADB listserv. If you would like to join the NFADB listserv, send a blank email with no subject and no message to: NFADB-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@TR.WOU.EDU
The NFADB Facebook community continues to grow. Like any community, our Facebook friends come together to share their successes, challenges, ideas and fun photos of their family. If you’re a Facebook user, check out our page!
Ask a Family
Do you have a question that you would like to ask of another family? Maybe something about recreation activities or therapy strategies? Anything goes. Click here to submit your question. You will be contacted directly by one of our NFADB members.