Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources


Subsection: Deaf-Blind

American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)

Email:

aadb-info@aadb.org

American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters. "Deaf-blind" includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss.

248 RAINBOW DRIVE #14864
Livingston , TX 77399-2048

DB-LINK

Email:

info@nationaldb.org

As a national technical assistance center funded by the federal Department of Education, NCDB works to improve the quality of life for children who are deaf-blind and their families.

141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point , NY 11050

Voice: 

503-838-8754

Fax: 

503-838-8150

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults

Email:

hkncinfo@hknc.org

The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) offers intensive and comprehensive rehabilitation training to individuals who are deaf-blind.

HKNC Region 6: South Central
AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
P.O Box 78
East Moline, IL 61244
VP: 309-716-3657
laura.thomas@hknc.org (interim)
https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/south-central-region

This residential facility provides adaptive skills and vocational instruction to deaf-blind youths and adults. Regional Representatives provide consultation and technical assistance to individuals with deaf-blindness and their families, as well as to educators and adult service agencies. Reps also locate needed programs and resources and handle referrals to Helen Keller National Center.

141 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Point , NY 11050

Voice: 

516-994-8900

TTY: 

516-570-3246 VP

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

Email:

support@nationaldb.org

NCDB is part of a network of projects for children and youth with deaf-blindness (birth through 21) that includes state deaf-blind projects in every state, as well as Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Pacific Basin, and the Virgin Islands.

Helen Keller National Center
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point , NY 11050

Voice: 

541-800-0412

Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project provides technical assistance to children, families, SoonerStart, Oklahoma Public Schools, or other agencies serving students with deaf-blindness at no cost.

They provide various types of technical assistance (TA) including web conferencing, site visits, classroom observation, telephone TA, research/evidence based materials, in-service workshops, statewide training, and networking.

University of Oklahoma
820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 321
Norman , OK 73019

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) - Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Deaf Blind Specialist

Email:

JCooper@okdrs.gov

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides advocacy, information and referral, evaluation, and guidance and counseling services for individuals who are deaf-blind and their families. Tactile, vibratory and other equipment which assists people in communicating and receiving environmental information is available.

Individuals may be referred for deaf-blind services who are legally blind (or have progressive visual disabilities that will result in legal blindness) and severe to profound hearing losses (or significant difficulties communicating in home or community settings). There are no age requirements for services; however, this program primarily serves adults.

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Deaf Blind Specialist
907 South Detroit Avenue, Suite 500
Tulsa , OK 74120

Voice: 

918-551-4921

Fax: 

918-551-4935