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..
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 2024
Michelle Brown- President
Raema and Jerry Kuehne- Vice Presidents
ADBC Events 2nd Saturday monthly 11 to 2. Except July and August for summer break.
Myths and Truths about
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!