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The Impact of Raising a Child with Deaf-Blindness on a Family

February 2020


Raising a child with deaf-blindness comes with extraordinary moments of joy, as well as times of increased stress and feeling overwhelmed.

Parenting a child with deaf-blindness involves more time spent managing medical appointments, navigating service systems, and educating others about your child and their unique needs. We hope these resources help you gain new perspectives and insights to help manage the demands of daily life.

A young adult woman who is deaf-blind posing with family members.

 

Resources

Parent to Parent: Understanding Stress and Strategies for Coping
This 3-page article talks about specific strategies for handling stress when raising a child with complex needs.

The Impact of Deafblindness on the Family (Webcast)
In this 17-minute webcast, Marlin Minkin, a psychologist with extensive national and international experience working with families of children who are deaf-blind, addresses issues that families often face. 

A Parent's Story (Webinar)
This webinar, presented by Myrna Medina, Family Engagement Specialist for California Deafblind services, offer tips and coping strategies for parents of children with deaf-blindness, as well as advice to professionals on how to best support families.