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Who we are

What is ADBC?
We are a community in the Phoenix region where Deaf-Blind, Support service  provers (SSP), Volunteers come together to give each other support..

Our Mission

 Enhance the lives of our Deaf-Blind and Visually impaired members.

The Place We Can All Be United As One

At ADBC, wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.

ADBC Officers 2022

Michelle Brown- President
Michelle Brown- Secretary

Raema and Jerry Kuehne- Vice Presidents
Joy Perry-Treasurer

Brenda Rodriquez- Financial auditor

 ADBC Events 2nd Saturday monthly 11 to 2. Except July and August for summer break.

Myths and Truths about
Deaf-Blindness

Myths about Deaf-blindness

  • Persons with deaf-blindness have cognitive disabilities.

  • Persons with deaf-blindness will/can never communicate.

  • Persons with deaf-blindness will always be dependent on others throughout their lives.

  • They can NEVER be INCLUDED !

  • They all have severe BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS.

Truth about Persons with Deaf blindness

Can participate in almost any activity.

  • Can communicate in a variety of ways.

  • Many can get around their community independently with proper orientation and mobility training.

  • Need a highly structured educational or rehabilitation program to compensate for his/her sensory impairments.

  • Though deprived of the information necessary to anticipate future events, special techniques can be used to develop anticipation.

  • THEY CAN BE INCLUDED THROUGH APPROPRIATE EDUCATION!

**https://enabled.in/wp/deafblindness-facts-myths-and-truth/

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