Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deaf-Blind (PAPDB): The PPDB is a family-led organization that was created to help people who are deaf-blind and their families make these connections and support each other.
Family Connections for Language and Learning: Families who learn that their child is deaf or hard of hearing often have many questions and are unsure of the next steps they need to take. Family Connections for Language and Learning is a program made up of a team of experienced parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and deaf/hard of hearing adults. They can help families as they navigate the Early Intervention system and explore communication opportunities for their child. Services are provided at no cost to families.
Families Matter: The National Center on Deaf-Blindness has a collection of stories, mostly through video, that will introduce you to children and young adults who are deaf-blind and their families. As you get to know them, you will discover how individuals who are deaf-blind learn, develop, and live their lives.
The Sooner the Better: A Framework for Training Early Intervention Practitioners on Deaf-Blindness: This framework offers a collection of online resources that can be used to provide training and technical assistance to early intervention providers, project staff, and families. It focuses on the identification of children with combined vision and hearing loss, key instructional strategies, and the developmental domains used by early interventionists.