National Technical Assistance Initiatives

NCDB's Initiative Groups create national visibility for prioritized activities, developing practice and evolving partnerships. The groups serve as mechanisms for the dissemination of information about technical assistance opportunities and outcomes and also serve as community work spaces where members can share ideas and materials around a topic or practice.

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Initiative Groups

Assessment, Planning, and Instruction Initiative

This is now an expansion of NCDB’s Literacy Initiative. Activities will include identifying & developing information and products to promote the use of high-quality practices for the entire spectrum of children with deaf-blindness.

Early Identification and Intervention

Discover approaches state deaf blind projects are using in implementing a model framework to identify children with sensory impairments.

Family Engagement

Families are at the heart of services for children who are deaf-blind. Join us in building relationships that can make a difference at national, state, and local levels.

Interveners and Qualified Personnel

Focusing efforts to build a national infrastructure to support the provision of Intervener services for children with deaf-blindness.

National Child Count

The place for all things related to the annual National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind.


Collaborative efforts focused on young adults who are deaf-blind, their transition to adulthood, advocacy and leadership.

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