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2. Participate in Member Discussions

3. Join One of Our Committees

4. Share Your Story to Help Others

5. Become a NFADB Ambassador

6. Build Your Family's Network


Adult Life Committee

The mission of the NFADB Adult Life Committee is to share information, resources, and activities that help individuals who are deaf-blind and their families dream, plan, strategize, and break down barriers, in order to attain a safe, happy, inclusive life for the family member who is deaf-blind.

Affiliate Committee

The Affiliate Committee’s mission is to serve as a conduit for the NFADB Affiliate Network to partner together in influencing national trends and legislation, providing a platform for leadership development, and promoting NFADB membership.

Development Committee

The mission of the Development Committee is to build relationships and enlist the help of individuals or organizations who support NFADB’s Mission and can provide the financial support that will meet the specific ongoing needs and well-being of NFADB.

Membership Committee 

The mission of the NFADB Membership Committee is to support NFADB goals by: 

  • Conducting recruitment campaigns

  • Developing and implementing innovative ways to attract new members

  • Retaining current members

  • Encouraging member participation in NFADB committees and activities

  • Maintaining an up-to-date membership list that can be used for NFADB outreach and fundraising

Outreach Committee

The mission of the Outreach Committee is to ensure that every family supporting an individual with deaf-blindness has an awareness of NFADB and our resources.

Policy Information and Education (PIE) Committee

This committee will provide public support for or make recommendations for particular causes or policies that will benefit the DeafBlind community.


Our website is dedicated to helping families with deaf-blind individuals connect with other families around the country. We encourage families to share their stories with other families so they know they are not alone. Some of the ways you can help include:

  • Write your story, or be willing to be interviewed, for our publications, website, or trainings
  • Share your family photos and videos for our publications, website, or trainings

On our website, we publish Family Spotlights (brief profiles of individuals with deaf-blindness and their families) and Family Journeys (longer, more in-depth stories). We’re always looking for more stories to add!

Please let us know how you would like to share your story with other families. Your comments or questions are welcome.

Write my story, or be interviewed, for NFADB publications, website, or trainings

Share my family photos/videos for NFADB publications, website, or trainings.

Contact us at, we would love to hear from you.

become a nfadb ambassador:

Calling all NFADB Members!

We need NFADB Ambassadors across the states to help us further our mission of empowering and supporting families of individuals who are Deaf-Blind to advocate for their unique needs. 

NFADB Ambassadors serve as the faces and voices of our Association. They help build brand recognition, successfully share our beliefs, mission and most importantly connect families with NFADB and other important resources and networking opportunities. The purpose of NFADB Ambassador Training is to help the board, general members, and other interested individuals (such as affiliates, and or committee members) feel comfortable promoting NFADB to a variety of audiences. 

NFADB Members only will receive an invitation for the next upcoming Ambassador training session.

For more information, please contact Donia Shirley or Nilam Agrawal


The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind exists to empower voices of families with individuals who are DeafBlind and to advocate for their unique needs.


PO Box 1667
Sands Point, NY 11050


Phone: 800.255.0411
Fax: 516.883.9060

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