National Center on Deaf-Blindness
New Leveraging Briefs Series on Attract, Prepare, Retain Available Now!
The new leverage briefs are the culmination of OSEP’s Attract, Prepare, Retain: Effective Personnel for All Initiative and highlight 13 leverage points covering strategies recognized by various stakeholders as essential to addressing critical shortages in the special education workforce.
The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) provides technical assistance to meet the needs of children (birth to 21) with deaf-blindness in five initiative areas: early identification and intervention; family engagement; interveners and qualified personnel; transition; and assessment, planning, and instruction. It's universal, targeted, and intensive TA is conducted in concert with state deaf-blind projects throughout the U. S., and with national family organizations. NCDB has an extensive website with information and products to support its TA as well as relevant information on deaf-blindness of use to families, service providers, and the general public.
Linda McDowell, Ph.D., Co-Director
Samuel Morgan, Ed.D., Co-Director
TA Providers email
District of Columbia
Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
Level of Support
Career and Technical Education
Early Childhood Educators
Evidence Based Practices
Other Specialty Areas: Early Identification and Intervention; Transition to Adulthood; Assessment
Planning and Instruction; Annual Child Count of Children Who Are Deaf-Blind
Supporting Intervener Services Infrastructure
State Education Agencies
Other Primary Audiences: State Deaf-Blind Projects
Other Services Provided: Assisting State Deaf-Blind Projects to Implement Systems Change in Their States; Assisting State Deaf-Blind Projects to Provide Effective Child-Specific TA to Educational Teams
Comprehensive Website on Deaf-Blindness and Technical Assistance