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National Center on Deaf-Blindness

National Center on Deaf-Blindness: NCDB is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind.
NCDB page For Families.

Perkins School for the Blind Resources

Perkins School for the Blind: Teaching Resources include:
Perkin's Stories: This site addresses "hints for real life" and how blind people cope with the situations that occur about fifty times a day.

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services partners with families and service providers to support children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Visually Impaired or Deaf-Blind. Video Topics

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services: Training page to find their Training Calendar and view recorded webinars.

Miscellaneous Resources

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind: NFADB exists to empower the voices of families of individuals who are deaf-blind and to advocate for their unique needs.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Extensive information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

WonderBaby.org, a project funded by Perkins School for the Blind, is dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities. Here you'll find a database of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they've learned about playing with and teaching a blind child, as well as links to meaningful resources and ways to connect with other families. Resource pages include:

Topical Resources


Braille Bug Site from the American Foundation for the Blind.

CHARGE Syndrome

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation: provides support to individuals with CHARGE syndrome and their families; gathers, develops, maintains and distributes information about CHARGE syndrome; and promotes awareness and research regarding its identification, cause and management.

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation resources include:

Intervener Information

An intervener is a person with specialized training and skills who works consistently one-to-one with an individual who is deafblind. For more information on interveners.


Strategies for Parents to Use in Developing a Foundation for Literacy, 2017
Strategies presented in the areas of concept development, touch, play, and communication provide parents with techniques to enhance the development of their child's pre-literacy skills.

Paths to Literacy: for students who are blind or visually impaired Site with ideas, events, strategies, and resources.

Sign Language

American Sign Language University: online resource to help you learn ASL and improve your signing.

Family Health Reference to ASL: links to resources on ASL.

Contact and Communication for the Deaf


Access Technologies, Inc. ATI's staff are uniquely trained and certified to work with all types of technology. Educate yourself by checking out ATI's Device Loan Library or scheduling a tour of one of our Device Demonstration Centers to learn more about possible Assistive Technology solutions.
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Perkins Scout: Assistive Technology lists sources for assistive technology as well as agencies that help set the standards for evaluation of AT, agencies that are helping to bring AT to a wider audience, and information about AT in general.


NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet - Visual Impairment, Including Blindness.

NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.

Western Oregon University | The Research Institute | The Oregon Deafblind Project

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The Oregon Deafblind Project is funded through grant award # H326T130008, OSEP CFDA 84.326T, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education (OSEP), OSEP Project Officer: Susan Weigert.

The opinions and policies expressed by this publication do not necessarily reflect those of The Research Institute at Western Oregon University or the US Department of Education.

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