DB-LINK Information Services of the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
TTY: (800) 854-7013
Fax: (503) 838-8150
http://nationaldb.org/ (needs to be filled online)
is a federally funded information and referral service that collects, develops,
and distributes information to help improve the education and lives of children
and youth who are deaf-blind. This should be the first place to look for information
on almost any topic related to deafblindness.
parents and others interested in deafblindness can search the extensive database
for articles or speak to one of the staff who will do the search and send articles
by mail. You can also access copies of DeafBlind Perspectives, which has
many articles of interest written by nationally and internationally know authors
in the field of deafblindness.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services Division (DHHSD)
Department of Human Services (DHS)
St. Paul, MN 55155-3814 (Mailing Address)
130 E 7th St.
St. Paul, MN (Site Address)
(651) 296-1316 Voice
for children and families includes direct client assistance, consultation to agencies related
to accessing services, Deaf Mentor project, equipment and resource demonstration
labs, family resource packets, information and referral, social/recreational activities
for families, sensitivity and awareness trainings. Also oversee the Telephone Equipment Distribution Program which provides special telephones to eligible deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind individuals. (Call for details regarding criteria)
DHHSD developed an extensive web site which contains directories of deafblind
resources for both adults and children within Minnesota and worldwide.
State Services for the Blind (SSB)
2200 University Ave. Suite 240
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114-1840
Metro Twin Cities Area Voice: (651) 642-0500
Metro Area TTY: (651) 642-0506
Toll free in Minnesota: (800) 652-9000 (Voice
and click for Children or for Youth
DeafBlind Services Minnesota
1936 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 362-8422 TTY
(612) 362-8437 Fax
for Children and Youth include Toy Lending Library, interveners, social/recreational
activities for families and/or deafblind children. Funding is limited and a waiting
list is possible.
Texas School for
the Blind and Visually Impaired
See Hear Newsletter- http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/seehear/index.htm
Hilton/Perkins Program - Perkins School
for the Blind
175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02172
Fax: (617) 923-8076
program provides consultation, training and technical assistance to programs throughout
the nation and in developing countries. Emphasis is on program development for
multi-handicapped blind and deaf-blind infants, toddlers and school-aged children.
Helen Keller National
Center For Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC)
111 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050-1299
(516) 944-8900 x 253 (voice/TTY)
HKNC is a national program that provides evaluation, short-term comprehensive
vocational rehabilitation training, work experience training and assistance to
deaf-blind clients for job and residential placements.
Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)
814 Thayer Ave, Ste 302
Spring, MD 20910
TTY: (301) 588-6545
Fax: (301) 588-8705
American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) is a national adult consumer advocacy
organization for people who have combined hearing and vision impairments. AADB
is open to all persons who are deaf-blind and individuals directly concerned with
their well being, including spouses, children, friends, and health care professionals.