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American Association of the Deaf-Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

American Association of the Deaf-Blind
PO Box 8064
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8064
(301) 495-4403 (Local)
(301) 495-4404 (Fax)
(304) 495-4402 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

AADB is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters. "Deaf-blind" includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss. Our membership consists of deaf-blind people from diverse backgrounds, as well as family members, professionals, interpreters, and other interested supporters.

Staff description: 2 staff members.
Geographic area served: Nationwide.
Publications: Deaf-Blind American, Deaf-Blind Contact Directory (resource directory).


Jamie Pope, Executive Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information on deaf-blindness to deaf-blind persons, families, and educators. Maintains network of chapters throughout the country to refer to local resources for deaf-blind persons.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides Information, referral and technical assistance on topics related to deaf-blindness.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides advocacy, trainings; workshops, and involvement with legislators, manufacturers, and other entities on behalf of deaf-blind people.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance to providers of services for the deaf-blind.
  • Professional Training
    • Holds annual convention.


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