COVID has forced us to make this event “virtual”, and that has allowed us a great opportunity to partner with Deafblind International (DbI) Network of the Americas and the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB). This has given us the opportunity to include the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, Canadian Deafblind Association National, Perkins International, and other organizations from various places in the Western Hemisphere to make this an international event. This collaboration promises to make this year’s Symposium a truly spectacular event. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
We are extremely grateful to our partners and sponsors who have helped bring about this Symposium. Many have provided funds for interpreters and accessibility. Others have stepped forward as speakers, panelists and facilitators. All have contributed their energy and enthusiasm in creating the events that make up the 2021 Texas Symposium on Deafblind Education!
Deafblind International Network of the Americas
Register to join Deafblind International for free at https://www.deafblindinternational.org/about-us/become-a-member/individual-members/.
Register to join the Network of the Americas at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyEaCIzhXIEpmARaAiuRycLUmwM6WpAQKymUy1gFgJbD3wqw/viewform.
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
Register to become a member of NFADB on their website at https://www.nfadb.org/join-us.
Texas Sensory Support Network, Region 11 Education Service Center
Learn more about the Texas Sensory Support Network.
Canadian Deafblind Association National
Learn more about CDBA at https://www.cdbanational.com/
Perkins School for the Blind International
Learn more about Perkins School for the Blind International.
Learn more about Grupo Brasil de Apoio ao Surdocego e ao Múltiplo Deficiente Sensorial.
Texas Deafblind Organizations
We are fortunate to have many organizations active at both the state and national levels on issues important to our deafblind community. The Texas Deafblind Project thanks them for their collective efforts with all the innovative and important opportunities available for individuals who are deafblind and their families. As part of their leadership, we are grateful for all they do to help our Project on a daily basis. As always, they play an instrumental part in the Symposium.
DeafBlind Camp of Texas
Learn more about Deaf-Blind Camp of Texas.
Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas (DBMAT)
Learn more about DBMAT.
Texas Chargers, Inc.
Learn more about Texas Chargers.
Texas Hands & Voices
Learn more about Texas Hands & Voices.
NCDB, Other State Projects, and TSBVI Support
We appreciate the support received from these members of the deafblind network. Their support helped families and educators attend the Symposium, ensured accessibility, and sponsored or provided presentations.
- National Center on Deaf-Blindness
- Alaska Dual Sensory Impairment Services
- California Deaf-Blind Services
- Canadian Deaf-Blind Association – British Columbia
- Colorado Services for Children and Youth with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss Project
- Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Project
- Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired