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Chapter 7: Information Sources

Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources

Subsection Q: Deaf-Blind

American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)

PO Box 2831 8630 Fenton St., Ste. 121
Silver Spring,  MD   20910-3803

301-495-4403 Voice
301-495-4402 TTY
301-563-9107 Video Phone
301-495-4404 Fax

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.


345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth,  OR  97361

800-438-9376 Toll Free
800-854-7013 Toll Free TTY
503-838-8150 Fax

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.

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults

141 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Point,   NY   11050

516-994-8900 Voice
516-994-8637 TTY
516-994-7302 Fax

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
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.

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth,   OR   97361

800-438-9376 Toll Free
800-854-7013 TTY
503-838-8150 Fax

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.

Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

University of Oklahoma
820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 320
Norman,   OK   73019-0260

405-325-0441 Voice
405-325-6655 Fax

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.

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

2401 N.W. 23rd, Ste. 91 2401 NW 23 Street, Suite 91 Oklahoma City, OK 73107-2412 Office: 405 522-3333 Fax: 405 522-3332
Oklahoma City,   OK   73107

405-522-3417 V/TTY
405 522-3333 Voice 405-522-3332 Fax

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.

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