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Until now, people who are deaf-blind have relied on friends and family members to provide SSP support. Rarely do those family and friends have formal training. The support is not reliable. At other times, the person who is deaf-blind may have feelings about infringing on others’ time. Often, this...

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Watch this Helen Keller Services for the Blind video on the basics of haptics. Haptics is a standardized system for providing and or receiving visual and environmental information as well as social feedback via touch signals on the body.

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This is a web-based training and resource web site designed for deaf-blind consumers, as well as family members and providers working with deaf-blind individuals. The training series aims to increase awareness and knowledge of how to most effectively self-advocate for equal access to communication, transportation, mobility, print/media and technology...

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The National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) is national nonprofit organization serving families of individuals who are deaf-blind. Through collaboration and partnerships with organizations and agencies in the deaf-blind community, BFADB advocate for all persons who are deaf-blind of any age and cognitive ability, support for all...

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In this webcast, Barbara Miles, a well-known author and lecturer, discusses the unique function hands serve for individuals who are deafblind. For people with vision and hearing impairments, hands become eyes, ears, and a voice. Barbara’s realization that hands have so many critical roles changed the way she interacts...

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There's nothing like the personal impact of reading stories of individuals to understand: there are others out there facing what you face; you're not alone; how others have found success; and you can too. Visit the Helen Keller Deaf -Blind Center for Youth and Adults web site to read...

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The article is written by Kimberly Mockler, an experienced teacher of deafblind children. The article was published in the Annual magazine called ‘Odyssey’ which is run by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Mockler shared her experience on teaching deafblind children and provide valuable tips for teachers and...

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Families and professionals often share the desire to help AAC learners become more proficient at expressing their emotions. Goals for identifying and/or labeling emotions are common in beginning AAC users, but even communicators with more advanced language skills can benefit from expanding their vocabulary of terms related to feelings. In...

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Social stories are helpful for children with autism, who often find difficulty in judging what is appropriate during social interactions, or considering the perspective of others. This chart lists apps that can be used to create or practice with these social stories, and compares their features. This can help determine...

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Ollibean is a website where parents and family members, educators, and other inclusion advocates can connect and find resources for disability rights in school, work, or other public settings. Resources include news and education articles, videos, blog posts, and links to other autism resources.

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