2015 National Deaf-Blind Child Count Living Setting
The vast majority of children and youth live at home with their parents or extended family (92.7%). This percentage has actually gone up over the past six years. Fewer children and youth are living with foster parents, in state or private residential facilities, or in group homes or apartments.
Given that almost all children and youth who are deaf-blind live in a home setting, providing supports to families (nuclear, extended, and foster), is critical. Supports that include access to parent networks and providing leadership/self-advocacy skills training continues to be critical components in the umbrella of services needed for children who are deaf-blind and their families.