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National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2016
This, the 30th annual "National Child Count of Children and Youth Who Are Deaf-Blind," is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, it represents a nearly thirty year collaborative effort between the National Center…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2015
The National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, it represents a nearly thirty year collaborative effort between the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), its…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
Purvis, Barbara; Malloy, Peggy; Schalock, Mark; McNulty, Kathy; Davies, Steven; Thomas, Kathleen Stremel; Udell, Tom – National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2014
Experiences that occur during the earliest years of life critically impact children's abilities to learn, move, and interact with others. This is especially true for children with severe sensory and multiple disabilities, for whom physical, communicative, cognitive, social, and emotional developmental domains are deeply intertwined. In…
Descriptors: Infants, Disability Identification, Deaf Blind, Referral
Wiley, David; Fagbemi, Mike; Filek, John; Kirscher, Cathy; Morrow, Susanne Morgan; Reiman, John; Rohr, Lisa; Taylor-Snell, Emily – National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2014
A person who is considered deaf-blind is someone who is deaf or hard-of-hearing in combination with a visual impairment or blindness. The range of capabilities and support needs of individuals with deaf-blindness varies substantially from person to person because of differences in the extent of partial vision or hearing, if any, or the presence of…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Intervention, Children, Adults
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2014
The National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. It has been collaboratively designed, implemented and revised to serve as the common vehicle to meet federal grant requirements for both the State/Multi-State and National…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
National Center on Deaf-Blindness, 2005
Deaf-blindness is often described as an information gathering disability. People who are deaf-blind are not able to easily obtain information using the distance senses of hearing and sight, and this impacts their ability to interact with others and learn about the world around them. For children who are deaf-blind, this has significant educational…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Related Services (Special Education), Deaf Blind, Information Dissemination