Resources for Individuals Who Are Deafblind and Their Families

A child and an adult explore objects together tactually.
A child and an adult explore objects together tactually.

The field of deafblind education has developed a rich collection of resources to guide professionals and families in providing quality education for individual who are deafblind. This includes strategies to address the full array of abilities and challenges these individuals face regardless of the age of onset of becoming deafblind, additional medical, physical, sensory and emotional challenges, or the setting of their educational instruction (general education classroom, self-contained classroom, residential program, etc.). The resources included on this website are only a portion of the resources available.

COVID Supports and Services

Texas Education Agency COVID Supports and Services: 

Deafblind Organizations:

State Deafblind Resources

State Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments/Blindness:

Texas Medicaid Waiver Programs:

Community Services

      • iCanConnect (free communication technology and training to stay connected with family and friends)

National Supports (federally funded programs):

Regional Representative (TX, AR, LA, NM, OK): Victoria Dorante, Administrative Assistant, at Victoria.dorante@hknc.org and 516-320-0274

 Educational Considerations:

Qualified Personnel for Individuals who are Deafblind:

      • Individualized Supports (Interveners, Service Support Providers, and Interpreters for individuals who are Deafblind):
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Transition Planning in Texas

Other Family Websites

Deafblind Orientation and Mobility