​   ​​The New England Consortium  on Deafblindness  (NEC)

                                                       A Deafblind Community of Practice

                              Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont

Free Publications

NECBrochureThe  NEC  brochure provides a preliminary introduction to deafblindness, the New England Center, and eligibility criteria. (PDF

Infant Brochures

The Vision and Vision & Hearing Brochure

provide information on vision and hearing impairment, sensory development, specialty providers, and Early Intervention. (PDF)

National Center on Deaf-Blindness Document Resources:  The National Center on Deafblindness maintains a library of resources that can be helpful to families and personnel working with individuals who are deafblind.

To find items on the NCDB server click here to search:

Charge Syndrome Fact Sheet - Information about children with CHARGE Syndrome

Parent Road Map- a guide to raising a child with combined hearing and vision loss.


Parent Road Maps for:

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Students with Cochlear Implants:    

These guidelines are designed to facilitate discussion among professionals and families for the purpose

of monitoring educational programming and supports for communication  access for students with cochlear

implants.  This document is a tool to assist in the development of a student’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP),

Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 plan, or other educational planning document with the goal
of complementing comprehensive assessments of language, communication, and other
competencies that influence programming decisions.

  Guidelines for Educational Program Planning

Innovation Configuration for Evidence-Based Practices for Students With Sensory Impairments

The test of any intervention or procedure is evidence—not “whatever works” but “what works.” There may be more information about the effectiveness of various consumer products than the methods we use to teach children and youth with sensory impairments.This paper features an innovation configuration (IC) matrix that can guide teacher preparation professionals in the development of appropriate content for evidence-based practices (EBPs) for students with sensory impairments.

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Directions for the New Hampshire Communication Plan for a Student who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

A communication plan needs to be completed for any student with a hearing loss who is being considered for or is receiving special education and related services. Students for whom hearing loss is a secondary disability, or who have concomitant visual impairments are included. The Communication Plan may also be helpful in planning for services for students with hearing loss under Section 504.

CADRE Conference 2015 Session Materials

Just Launched: Journal of Deafblind Studies on Communication

This journal foregrounds knowledge that is developing in a new academic study-line that focuses on communication and deafblindness from various theoretical perspectives. The study-line is connected to the International Master in Pedagogical Sciences on Communication and Deafblindness at the University of  Groningen in the Netherlands.