National Center on Deaf-Blindness

General Information

National Center on Deaf-Blindness
Helen Keller National Center
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
(541) 800-0412

Brief Description

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It is part of a network of projects for children and youth (birth through 21) who are deaf-blind, that includes deaf-blind projects in every state, as well as Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Pacific Basin, and the Virgin Islands. NCDB's primary mission is to support state deaf-blind projects as they assist educators, agencies, and organizations to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to help children with deaf-blindness learn, access the general education curriculum, and successfully transition to adult life. NCDB has an extensive website with information about deaf-blindness and high-quality instructional practices.


Linda McDowell, Co-Director,

Sam Morgan, Co-Director,

Services Offered

  • Information and Referral
    • Extensive website with information about deaf-blindness and high-quality instructional practices related to children and youth who are deaf-blind. Individuals can also submit information requests via a website form or by sending an email to

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance (TA) and support to assist state deaf-blind projects in the implementation of IDEA and evidenced-based practices.