New England Consortium on Deafblindness
The New England Consortium on Deafblindness (NEC) is a federally funded grant serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, through the United States Department of Education, Special Education. Our purpose is to assist state and local education agencies in developing the capacity to serve children and youth who are deafblind. NEC provides training and technical assistance, disseminates information regarding evidenced-based practices, provides parent training and networking activities, and collaborates with local and state agencies serving children who are deafblind or at-risk.
Learn about “Charting the LifeCourse”, a framework that was developed to help individuals with disabilities and families plan for the present and future.
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Individuals from birth to age 22 who qualify can receive specialized services from NEC.
Find a directory of useful information and resources about deafblindness, related conditions, and education.
Children who have combined vision and hearing loss (deafblindness) require specialized supports and instruction. Learn how we can help.