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For State Deaf-Blind Projects

State deaf-blind projects provide a range of services to improve results for children with deaf-blindness and their families. They . . . 

  • Work closely with early intervention and education providers to address the high-intensity educational needs of children who are deaf-blind and prepare them for a successful transition to adult life
  • Facilitate family involvement in education and transition opportunities
  • Collaborate with OSEP-funded parent training and information centers
  • Conduct activities to increase early identification and referral
  • Promote access to and progress in the general education curriculum and grade-level academic content standards

This section of the website provides information and resources to support the projects with this important work.

2020 Virtual DB Summit

We hope you can join NCDB and your state deaf-blind project colleagues for the virtual 2020 DB Summit. It will be held online and consist of a series of 15 interactive sessions that include presentations and discussion groups that run from July 20, 2020 through January 20, 2021. Sessions are organized by three strands; Child-Specific TA, Systems TA, and Deaf-Blind Strategies. Check out the page linked below for more information.

2020 Virtual DB Summit for State Deaf-Blind Projects

Ongoing Support from NCDB

NCDB's primary role is to provide assistance to  state projects to help them conduct their project activities. Our services include technical assistance (TA) and tools to support child-specific and systems TA. Child-specific TA refers to the work projects do with educational teams and families regarding specific children. Systems TA refers to activities to create or improve state and local services to better meet the needs of children who are deaf-blind and their families.

Read an evaluation of NCDB's services, conducted by an external evaluator: NCDB Annual Survey.

Learn more about NCDB services

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Making Connections

We all rely on each other for information and support to help children, families, and service providers. Learn how to stay connected to other state deaf-blind projects and NCDB. 

Making Connections


Project Management

State deaf-blind projects have numerous grant operation and management responsibilities, such as budgeting, evaluation, dissemination, and work plans. This page provides information about a wide range of these types of tasks. It's probably most relevant to new directors and coordinators, but experienced personnel may also find useful tips.

Project Management

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Monthly Updates

Having trouble keeping up with your emails? Monthly updates are the answer. 

Every month we compile summaries of email notices you may have missed, as well as additional announcements about such things as upcoming webinars, new resources, recent publications, and news from OSEP. 

Read the monthly update