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.See previous Families Matter Stories
Meet Liam Kenrick
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.
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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:
Family Engagement Initiativenational 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 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.
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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...
The holiday season is typically filled with rushing around and celebrating family and friends. At this busy time of year,...
Based on a suggestion from the brilliant deaf-blind project family specialists, on September 27 NCDB organized 3 tours for families...
On Tuesday September 27th, we will be presenting a one-hour website tour for families at 9am, 1pm, and 5pm Pacific...
Hi Everyone, We have shared information about the Family-to-Family Communities (F2FC) project during a webinar, at NFADB symposium, and at...