New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative, Queens College – CUNY
The New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative (NYDBC) is a five-year federally funded project which provides technical assistance, program development, and support to improve services for children and youth ages 0-21 who are deaf-blind. The NYDBC is housed at Queens College in Flushing, New York, and is funded by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. NYDBC’s technical assistance is a collaborative process between the project, the professionals, and the family that includes needs assessment, negotiation of goals, and decision-making about services. These services may include the sharing of resources and information, networking with other parents or professionals (both in-person and online), on-site coaching and modeling, and professional development (in-person and online), among other options. Anyone involved in the life of a child or young adult who is deaf-blind is an eligible recipient of technical assistance, including parents, professionals, and children and young adults who are deaf-blind.