Mid-Atlantic Region

Our Service Area

The Mid-Atlantic Region encompasses the following states:

New York
New Jersey
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

What We Do

Our regional offices bring HKNC resources to you. Your regional representative knows all about the programs and services that are available to deaf-blind individuals, their families and service providers in your state and beyond, and can help you find and access the ones that are right for you.

Whether you’re interested in learning about support services near your home, would like to take advantage of the technology available through the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program or want to explore the possibility of training at our national headquarters, your regional representative is your link to all that HKNC has to offer ─ consultation, advocacy, assessment, training, referrals and more.

Regional Representative

Cecelia Norman

Cecelia "Cece" Norman joined the HKNC staff in January 2017. Prior to this role, Cece worked as a clinician at the Lexington Mental Health Center in New York. Her previous employment included a substance abuse counselor for the Family Service Foundation in Frederick, MD, and a family educator at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, DC. She received a B.S. in Family Studies from the University of Maryland and a M.S.W., Social Work from Gallaudet University.

Contact Information

Cecelia Norman (Regional Representative)

Email: cecelia.norman@hknc.org

Carrie Benson (Administrative Assistant)

Sands Point, NY 11050

141 Middle Neck Road

VP: 516-570-3246

Local Events

Are you interested in getting involved in the deaf-blind community in the Mid-Atlantic Region? Your regional representative can provide information about social gatherings, conferences, listservs and more. Check this space for announcements about upcoming events or contact your regional representative to request email notifications.

Local Resources

You need answers about what’s out there for you, and HKNC has them.

Ask your regional representative about:

  • The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
  • Local services and referrals
  • On-site assessment, consultation and training
  • Making connections with other individuals and families within the deaf-blind community
  • Technical assistance and in-service training
  • Plans for youth transitioning from educational programs to post-educational services
  • Educational materials and presentations about the capabilities and preferences of people with combined vision and hearing loss

If the services you need are not available in your area, you might want to consider exploring HKNC headquarters in New York as an option for assessment and training. Check out our FAQs and contact your regional representative for more information.

Local Organizations

HKNC maintains relationships with various government agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve deaf-blind individuals. Your regional representative can connect you with the best contacts at each organization.