Deafblind Resources for Families

If your child has a combined vision and hearing loss, or you suspect that they do, we may be able to give you valuable information to help your child learn, communicate, play, and grow.

You may want to learn how other families with children who experience combined vision and hearing loss have helped their children to grow up to be their best. We can help you make those connections!

You may want to know about your choices when teaching your child to communicate, when selecting a school program, or when planning family activities that include everyone. We can help you discuss the options.

Free family memberships

All families who have a child registered with DB Central are now eligible for a free year of membership to The National Association for Deaf-Blind and Michigan Hands and Voices.

Registration information for The National Association for Deaf-Blind membership.

Registration information for Michigan Hands and Voices membership.

Read their brochures below and contact DB Central for more information on their organizations.


Are you a Teacher, Intervener, or Parent supporting someone who is deaf-blind and on the DB Central registry?  You may be eligible to receive one of DB Central's mini grants for materials.  Receive up to $500 per child/student! Apply for mini grants by September 15th.  

State of Michigan resources

Many national organizations have Michigan affiliates or liaisons to contact locally. Contact DeafBlind Central's Director Beth Kennedy for questions for more information. Reach out to the national organization to find your Michigan representative, or email DeafBlind Central for assistance!

National resources

Annual Membership Drive for the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind
The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) has been supporting individuals who are deaf-blind and their families for over sixteen years. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in deaf-blindness, including people who are deaf-blind, family members, friends and interested service providers and professionals. We would like to invite you to become a member! We encourage you to visit NFADB’s website for more information about the organization and about how to become a member!

National resources for specific causes of deafblindness

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