Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, June 23 – 29, 2019
This national advocacy campaign has been held each year since 1984 when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation in recognition of this special week.
In 2019, we are celebrating Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week from June 23rd to June 29th. The theme this year is MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH THE DEAF-BLIND COMMUNITY.
The essence of the message is that sometimes when you least expect it, you experience an interaction that can change your life forever. We want to inspire people to look for those moments and consciously create mutually awe-inspiring connections inclusive of members of the deaf-blind community. HKNC and its partners are engaging with people who are deaf-blind and making real connections. We all have the power to connect and create relationships that transcend any of our differences and bring enrichment to our lives and to our community.
Find out more about how people connect and find meaning in the experience at helenkeller.org.hknc.
HKNC is the only national agency that provides information, referral, support and comprehensive training exclusively to youths and adults who have a combined vision and hearing loss, their families and the professionals who work with them.
Links to General Information on deaf-blindness:
- American Association of the Deaf-Blind: http://www.aadb.org/
- Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults: www.helenkeller.org/hknc
- National Center on Deaf-Blindness: https://nationaldb.org/
- World Federation of the DeafBlind: http://www.wfdb.eu/
For more information, contact:
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050