WHO WE ARE:
Florida Deaf-Blind Association, Inc. (FDBA)
Created in 2004 by, for and of Deaf Blind Floridians in Daytona Beach to provide resources and reduce isolation of the Deaf Blind community. Members consist of Deaf Blind Floridians and others who are supportive. Officers on the board are Deaf Blind and live throughout the state.
(Note: Officers and Bio page will be announced soon)
To provide resources that will create opportunities for the Deaf Blind individual to participate in community activities, on the job and in school.
WHAT WE DO:
NO DEAF BLIND FLORIDIANS LEFT BEHIND Registry
Collect data of Floridians with combined vision and hearing loss.
There is no obligation to become a member of our organization to participate in this registry; we encourage ALL Florida Residents of ALL ages with combined vision and hearing loss to submit a registry form; which will be used strictly as statistical means to appropriate sufficient funding for better resources and to approach lawmakers for effective laws to enhance the quality of life for the Deaf Blind consumers in Florida.
SPREAD THE WORD!
No Deaf-Blind Floridians Left Behind Registry
EVENTS: ANNUAL STATE MEETING:
Our meetings are open to all who are interested. We encourage the Deaf Blind to attend and interact. We are very interested in hearing what they have to say. During the meeting, we report on our progress, allow voting, and also include extracurricular activities. Our next meeting will be tentatively held in October 2014.
2012 Minutes Report
Dinner in the Dark
And much more...
FDBA's Gallery Page
We encourage awareness by giving presentations about:
Abilities of the Deaf Blind
Recruits and trains SSPs for the Deaf Blind through workshops that are provided three times a year.
WHAT ARE SSPs?
Support Service Providers:
SSP will sight guide
Give visual information
Assist in communication needs (voice/sign)
The SSP becomes the 'eyes' and 'ears' for the Deaf Blind individual to help make an independent choice promoting self-sufficiency.
Florida Support Service Providers
APPLY for FREE COMMUNICATION DEVICES for the DEAF BLIND:
How to apply? Find out and read all about
FTRI and its National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) in Florida!
National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program