Lead Educational Consultant
Brenda Allair is a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI), with a strong focus on early childhood and family support. In her nearly 20 years in the field of Early Education, Brenda has worked to provide families with the skills and knowledge they need to not only allow their child to access the world but to also be active, involved members of their chosen communities. As the parent of a now young adult daughter who is blind and has complex needs, Brenda recognizes the critical importance of engaging with communities of support and creating opportunities for connection.
Brenda is the Lead Educational Consultant at the New England Consortium on Deafblindness (NEC) where she provides training and support to families and professionals to allow children who are deafblind meaningfully engage in their homes, schools, and communities.
Brenda previously worked as the Infant Toddler Coordinator with Perkins Community Programs. She has been an advisor on several state and national projects to engage families of children with special health care needs and has a special interest in supporting families of children who have visual impairment and complex medical conditions.