National Resources

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) - expanding possibilities for people with vision loss. 

American Printing House for the Blind (APH) - The world's largest provider of accessible educational and daily living products.  Building independence for 150 years 1858-2008.

Children Who are Deaf-Blind with Cochlear Implants -  determining the benefits and challenges of cochlear implants for children with combined hearing and vision loss.

Hadley School for the Blind - Distance education coursework for individuals who have a vision impairment, family members and professionals in the field of vision loss.

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults - join the national registry for persons who are deaf-blind on this site.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

Interveners -providing a bridge to the world for the student who is deafblind.

Dr. Jan van Dijk - involved in the field of deafblindness for the past 50 years, as a teacher, as a researcher and, above all, as an advocate for the rights of people with deafblindness to live full, meaningful lives.

Literacy for Children With Combined Hearing and Vision Loss - providing strategies, examples and resources for increasing literacy learning opportunities for children at a variety of skill levels.

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) - Supporting persons who are Deaf-Blind and their families.

NICHCY - National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.  "Helping you help children with disabilities."

National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) - A national technical assistance center funded by the federal Department of Education that works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families.

OSERS/OSEP - Office of Special Education programs - links to personnel and projects funded by OSERS/OSEP.  Good for updates on federal legislation.

Project SPARKLE - a program of individualized learning that enhances the ability of parents of children who are deafblind to fulfill their roles in the development and education of their children.

TSBVI - Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.