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Info Center

Welcome to NCDB's Info Center. Here you will find information about deafblindness, educational practices for children and youth, and the National Child Count. Our goal is to help users find high-quality resources and avoid information overload.

Information includes links to a wide variety of resources—factsheets, websites, articles, videos—for families, service providers, and anyone else involved in the life of a child with deafblindness. We have also kept all of our popular legacy publications from previous OSEP-funded projects (see bottom of page). 

If you are having trouble finding what you need, please email

What you'll find in our info center

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Hannah on bicycle.

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Deafblindness Overview

Learn about deafblindness, the diversity of the population and their educational needs, and view profiles of amazing children and youth.

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Malik and teacher signing.

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Info Topics

Find resources on the wide array of practices that help children and youth with deafblindness learn, develop, and lead meaningful lives.

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Liam with mom

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National Child Count

Access state and national data on children and youth who are deafblind, including demographics, causes of deafblindness, and more.

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An aide and young boy are sitting at a table playing with a plastic toy.

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Practice Guides

A series of guides that outline the essential components of instructional practices commonly used with children who are deafblind.

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Two teachers sit side by side at a table working together.

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Professional Development

Find information about professional development opportunities for teachers and related service providers about how to teach children who are deafblind.

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Family of four

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Recursos para Familias

Selected resources for Spanish-speaking families of children with deafblindness, including fact sheets, articles, learning modules, and webinars.

Other Sources of Information


In addition to what you find on this website, there are many other great sources of information about deafblindness. NCDB's most extensive partnership in this area is with Perkins School for the Blind. The research librarian at Perkins' Hayes Research Library is a part-time NCDB employee and NCDB and Perkins work closely together to stay up-to-date on the literature on deafblindness and make it available to families and practitioners.

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Contact Perkins Library

Info Consortium

In January 2019, NCDB began a new group called the Deafblind Information Consortium. It consists of agencies that, in addition to other services, make information about deafblindness available to a national audience. Its purpose is to share ideas and resources and improve the coordination of information on deafblindness provided to families and service providers throughout the United States.