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Support Groups

Internet mailing lists - Several public discussion groups (forums) are widely available where you can seek support on deaf-blindness related issues, share your opinions and/or suggestions, and gain friendship with the subscribers in the particular lists.  To locate the list(s) of your interest, you may want to do any of the following possibilities:
  • Use any on-line search engine(s), such as Google or Yahoo.  For an optimal search, some keywords that are related to deaf-blindness with a plus sign (+) and 'mailing lists' are suggested.  For example, to find the discussion lists on Ushers Syndrome, you type these keywords, 'ushers syndrome' + 'mailing lists' in the text box and then hit a Search button to get the result.

  • Browse the following websites that has the current listing of different forums.  You can sign up right there, as well.

Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind - A Canadian organization that is dedicated to helping deaf-blind people all across Canada. Their Mission Statement is as follows:

  • To advocate for new and improved services for persons who are Deaf-Blind.
  • To promote public awareness of issues affecting persons who are Deaf-Blind.
  • To gather and distribute information that will assist persons who are Deaf-Blind to become full participants in society.
They publish this information in a newsletter 4 times a year. To subscribe to the newsletter it costs $15.00 for Full (Deaf-Blind) and Associate (Supporting) Members.  Youth Full and Associate memberships are $10.00 and Corporate memberships are $30.00. Simply mail the money to:

Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind
405 - 422 Willowdale Avenue
Willowdale, ON M2N 5B1
For more information, visit their website at: www.cnsdb.ca
Email: cnsdb@canada.com

There is one other support group that I would like to mention. It's called the American Association of the Deaf-Blind. They have a newsletter printed 4 times a year that you can subscribe to.

American Association of the Deaf-Blind
PO Box 2831
Kensington, MD 20891
Phone: 301-495-4403 (voice)
Videophone: 301-563-9107
Fax: 301-588-8705
Email: AADB-info@aadb.org
Website: www.aadb.org

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