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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:
webcasts
webinars
Gayle Unplugged: by Gayle Yarnall, Director, Perkins Products. This site addresses "hints for real life" and how blind people cope with the situations that occur about fifty times a day.

Perkins coordinated and published: Advocacy Tools for Parents of Students with Deafblindness.

Materials include:

Guidelines and Chapters are downloadable in both English and Spanish:

Deafblindness: Educational Service Guidelines. These guidelines provide state and local education agencies a framework to support the development of meaningful, appropriate programming for students with deaf-blindness.

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services

Washington Sensory Disabilities Services: Deaf-Blind Video Topics: Videos show effective strategies for promoting communication and learning by young children and teens with dual sensory loss or deaf-blindness. Topical areas include:

Experience books
Hand Under Hand
Likes / Dislikes
Peer Programs
Resonance Board
Routines
Space for Active Listening
Usher Syndrome

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

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.

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

Technology

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.
2225 Lancaster Drive NE | Salem, OR 97305
Voice/TTY: 1-800-677-7512 | Voice/TTY: (503) 361-1201 |Fax: (503) 370-4530

Appsolutely Engaging and Educational - Part 1: Using iPad Apps with Children with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities
a Web-based, Self-Guided Tutorial from the Perkins School.

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.

Vision

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.


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