Improving services, results, and quality of life for children and youth who are deafblind
Do You Know a Child or Youth with Both Vision and Hearing Loss?
NCDB is part of a network of projects for children and youth with deafblindness (birth through 21) that includes state deafblind projects in every state, as well as Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Pacific Basin, and the Virgin Islands. We are funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Our primary mission is to support state deafblind projects as they assist educators, agencies, and organizations to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to help children with deafblindness learn, access the general education curriculum, and successfully transition to adult life.
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What you'll find on our website
An overview of deafblindness, resources on educational practices in children and youth who are deafblind, and National Child Count information.
Contact details for key organizations and services, family learning opportunities, and materials on topics relevant to families, posted monthly.
State Project Resources
Information about NCDB support for state deafblind projects and tools and resources for projects to use in their technical assistance.
News & Events
Use of "Deafblind" Versus "Deaf-Blind"
On October 1, 2023, NCDB changed its name from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness to the National Center on Deafblindness. The use of the term deafblindness, without a hyphen, is accepted usage in both the United States and Europe. It emphasizes that being deafblind is a unique condition and not simply the addition of deafness and blindness.
You’ll notice the change in our logo, on many of our website pages, and on new or updated products. You may still see the terms “deaf-blind” and “deaf-blindness” used in NCDB products and resources that were created in the past, which reflect the terminology used at the time they were published.