There are many resources on the web for people who are deafblind, their friends and family. On the ground help and support is often harder to find. The following is a short list of just some of the resources available:
Trish Lee nee James' Churchill Fellowship
Click below to view the complete report written by Trish. It is 27 pages in length and is in a Microsoft Word Document.
Churchill Fellowship 1997 by Patricia James
To learn more about Deafblindness, its causes and implications, assessment and rehabilitation
Service Providers in NSW
DeafBlind Services (Vision Australia)
A small group within Vision Australia, which provides training services to people who are deafblind and professionals. Services are mainly available within Sydney metropolitan and surrounding areas.
The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children provides services to children who are deaf, blind or deafblind, including schooling, early intervention and audiological services. It also hosts the campus of Renwick College (an adjunct of the University of Newcastle) which provides in-service and continuing education services to teaching professionals in the area of sensory disability.
Deaf Society of NSW
The Deaf Society provides a range of services to people in NSW who are deaf or hearing impaired, including an interpreter booking service.
Guide Dogs (NSW and ACT)
The principal provider of orientation and mobility training services to long cane users, guide dog users, and other people with vision loss in NSW and the ACT.
National and Interstate Resources
Australian DeafBlind Council
Peak body of the deafblind community in Australia.
Blind Citizens Australia
The peak body of blind and vision impaired people in Australia.
Australian Association of the Deaf
Peak body in Australia for people who are deaf and use sign language as their principal means of communication.