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American Association of the Deaf-Blind
The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national consumer advocacy organization for people who have combined hearing and vision impairments. AADB is open to all persons who are deaf-blind and individuals directly concerned with their well being, including spouses, children, friends, and health care professionals.
Center for Special Education Finance
The center addresses fiscal policy questions and provides information related to the delivery and support of special education services throughout the United States.
Helen Keller Services
Since 1967, the Hellen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults has provided rehabilitation services to individuals with deaf-blindness cross the country.
Through its work in vision rehabilitation services, education, research, prevention, and advocacy, Lighthouse Guild enables people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to lead independent and productive lives.
National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
This is a national association focuses don support, education, and advocacy for families of children who are visually impaired.
The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
NCDB works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families by creating visibility and direction for identified priorities through a range of practices, activities, supports and partnerships; identifying and encouraging new innovations in local, state, and national practice and policy; promoting opportunity for reflection, debate, and constructive dialogue around ideas and developing practice; and maintaining a rich repository of content, history, and knowledge, easily available and shared by all who are part of the community of deaf-blindness.
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)
NFADB is a non-profit, volunteer-based family association. It is a national network of families focusing on issues surrounding deaf-blindness. NFADB’s philosophy is that individuals who are deaf-blind are valued members of society and are entitled to the same opportunities and choices as other members of the community.
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins School for the Blind has been, and continues to be, a source of inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind, deafblind or with multiple disabilities across the nation and the world. True to its mission, Perkins continues to grow and evolve with the needs, desires and dreams of its students and their families. Perkins provides its students with the tools and knowledge to chart a course toward each individual’s maximum level of independence, rich in experience and overflowing with potential.