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.

PO Box 2831 8630 Fenton St., Ste. 121
Silver Spring , MD 20910

Voice: 

301-495-4403

TTY: 

301-495-4402 or 301-563-9107 Video Phone

Fax: 

301-495-4404

DB-LINK

Email:

dblink@tr.wou.edu

This national consortium on deaf-blindness information is to nurture, empower and instruct children who are deaf-blind. DB-LINK's extensive resources and personalized service are available to anyone needing information about, or for, deaf-blind children. Their goal is to help parents, teachers, and others by providing them with information to foster the skills, strategies and confidence necessary to nurture and empower deaf-blind children. DB-LINK is a federally-funded service that identifies, coordinates, and disseminates, at no cost, information related to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.

345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth , OR 97361

TTY: 

800-854-7013

Toll Free: 

800-438-9376

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.

Regional Representative: C. C. Davis
4230 LBJ Freeway, Suite 340, LB 31
Dallas, TX 75244-5998
972-490-9677 Voice/TTY
972-490-6042 Fax
Email: ccfutbol@aol.com

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: 

516-994-8637

Fax: 

516-994-7302

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

Email:

info@nationaldb.org

The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), NCDB builds on the technical assistance activities of NTAC, the information services and dissemination activities of DB-LINK and adds a third focus related to personnel training. NCDB brings together the resources of three agencies with long histories of expertise in the field of deaf-blindness, The Teaching Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University, the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC), and the Hilton/Perkins Program at Perkins School for the Blind. NCDB works collaboratively with families, federal, state and local agencies to provide technical assistance, information and personnel training.

345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth , OR 97361

TTY: 

800-854-7013

Toll Free: 

800-438-9376

Fax: 

503-838-8150

Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

Email:

okdeafblind@ou.edu

Provides technical assistance, training and information to families of children and youth with deaf-blindness, teachers and service providers. Maintains registry of deaf-blind children age 0-21.

University of Oklahoma
820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 320
Norman , OK 73019

Voice: 

405-325-0441

Fax: 

405-325-6655

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) - Visual Services, Deaf Blind Specialist

Email:

jblake@okdrs.gov

The Division of Visual Services 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.

Visual Services Deaf Blind Specialist
2401 N.W. 23rd, Ste. 91
Oklahoma City , OK 73107

Voice: 

405-522-3333

Fax: 

405-522-3332