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."

NCDB - The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness works collaboratively with families, federal, state and local agencies to provide technical assistance, information and personnel training.  NCDB brings together the resources of three agencies with long histories of expertise in the field of deaf-blindness.

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.