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Families Matter

Welcome to our Families Matter stories! Told mostly through video, they will introduce you to children and young adults who are deaf-blind and their families. As you get to know them, you will discover how individuals who are deaf-blind learn, develop, and live their lives.

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Meet Liam Kenrick

Liam sits at the top of a slide.

Liam, age seven, lives with his family in South Dakota. He became deaf-blind due to meningitis at age 2½ and communicates using American Sign Language. He is also a braille reader. His mom, Sandy, has found many creative ways to make home, school, and community as accessible as possible to him.

Connect and Learn

Family Engagement Initiative

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Join us in building relationships that can make a difference at the national, state, and local levels. 

Working Together for Families

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Find out how State Deaf-Blind Projects and Parent Centers are working together to increase their effectiveness of their services to children who are deaf-blind and their families.

Family Resources

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Other Useful Contacts

  1. 1 State Project Family Specialists
  2. State Deaf-Blind Projects
  3. 3 National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
  4. 4 CHARGE Syndrome Foundation
  5. Parent Technical Assistance Centers

Recursos En Español para Las Familias

Recursos en Español para Las Familias

2016 - 2017 Seminarios de español para Familias

DB 101 en Español

2015 Transiciones en la Vida del Estudiante con Sordo-Ceguera

2015 Identificación e Intervención Temprana

Primeras Interacciones con Ñinos Sordo-Ciegos

Perspectiva General sobre la Sordo-Ceguera

Ñinos Sordociegos

Otros Recursos

Family Discussions

Let the Kenrick Family Warm Your Heart!


The holiday season is typically filled with rushing around and celebrating family and friends. At this busy time of year,...

NCDB website tours for families were a success!


Based on a suggestion from the brilliant deaf-blind project family specialists, on September 27 NCDB organized 3 tours for families...

Join us for our next webinar—a website tour especially for families!


On Tuesday September 27th, we will be presenting a one-hour website tour for families at 9am, 1pm, and 5pm Pacific...

Family-to-Family Communities (F2FC) Project planning call 8-17-16


Hi Everyone, We have shared information about the Family-to-Family Communities (F2FC) project during a webinar, at NFADB symposium, and at...

Family Specialist Training and NFADB Symposium


Hi everyone, I'm writing on behalf of Megan Cote, NCDB's Family Engagement Initiative lead, and myself to update you on...

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