Self determination to me is finding the path that takes you upward towards the top and not taking the path that is flat, never changing and appears to never end. Self determination is about progress and what you do when obstacles are in your way. The self determined person doesn't worry about the challenge. It is the opportunity that a self determined person has been anxiously waiting for their entire life.~ Eddie Madera
Young Adult Advocates in Washington, D.C.
Corrina Veesart from California recounts her experience as an advocate on behalf of deaf-blind individuals in Washington, D.C.
Breaking Through the Barriers with Leadership Training
This article describes the planning and implementation of the leadership training offered to 12 young adults at the American Association for Deaf-Blind conference in June 2006 .
Crystal Morales Describes Meeting President Obama in the Oval Office
A group of young adults advocating in Washington , D.C. as part of Deaf-Blind Youth in Action, met with President Obama.
Students Get Involved
This resource page connects to resources that can be used to involve students with disabilities in planning their own transitions into adulthood.
Trends and Unresolved Issues Impacting Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind
This position statement developed for the National Council on Disability by American Association of the Deaf-Blind and Helen Keller National Center, details the needs of the population as well as the barriers that exist to meeting those needs.
Being More DeafBlind
John Lee Clark writes about the importance of self-identity and the need for a developed Deaf-Blind culture.
Video - Building Advocacy and Leadership Skills
In this video, Amy Parker and Virginia Jordan talk about building advocacy and leadership skills.