Oregon DeafBlind Project’s Family Guide

Your child has been diagnosed as DeafBlind. Now what? Our goal is to help you make sense of this journey by offering hope, helping you understand your child’s needs, assisting you with next steps, and offering resources along the way. Please help us develop these pages by sharing what you know or have learned along the way.

Coming to Terms with Deafblindness

You are not alone! 
There are other parents, medical professionals and educators to help you on this journey.

Teaching Your Child

Teaching a child that is deafblind is a unique experience and it starts with you at home.


Interveners are specially trained to work one-on-one with your child and serve as a member of his educational team.

Typical Development

Understanding typical development is essential to understanding how to meet the needs of your child.