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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

  National Family Needs Survey

NCDB and NFADB have partnered to create a National Family Needs Survey to assist family organizations, state deaf-blind projects, and NCDB with future planning. If you are a family member interested in taking the survey, the direct link to the survey is:  
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3288325/National-Family-Needs-Assessment


Mom holding son  Family Engagement Initiative

Join us in building relationships that can make a difference at the national, state, and local levels. Find the national initiative for families at this link.


 Family To Family Communities (F2FC)

This project brings families from across the nation together to share the journey of raising a child who is deaf-blind.  Monthly meetings are held via phone or video conference and hosted by 2 facilitators who have participated in leadership training. If you are interested in more information, contact Carol Darrah.


 Family Resources

Family Resources Flyer - Find information for families available from NCDB and other national organizations.

Making A Profile on the NCDB Website - It's easy! Join us in creating national supports for families. 

Family Fun Facts - Join us on Facebook for Friday Family Fun Facts.  Stories and photos from 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 Helen Keller National Center Regional Reps
  5. 5 CHARGE Syndrome Foundation
  6. 6Parent Technical Assistance Centers

Recursos En Español para Las Familias

Recursos en Español para Las Familias


Cumpliendo Sueños: Cómo Preparar a los Jóvenes con Sordoceguera para una Vida Independiente

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

The Family Engagement Coordinator Scarf: The Connection & Support

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Since February 2015, state deaf-blind project personnel serving in the role of Family Specialist/Family Engagement Coordinator have been meeting monthly...

Let the Kenrick Family Warm Your Heart!

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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!

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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!

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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

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

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