Mid-Atlantic Region

Our Service Area

The Mid-Atlantic Region encompasses the following states:

New York
New Jersey


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 DeafBlind 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

eleanor coley-brody
Eleanor Coley-Brody

Eleanor Coley-Brody joined the HKNC family in May 2016 as a Case Manager for four years.  She subsequently worked as a Senior Independent Living instructor for a year during COVID-19, providing virtual training before becoming the Region 2 Regional Representative in February 2021. 


Eleanor Coley-Brody is a Deaf professional from Long Island, NY.  In 2012, she earned her M.S.W. in Social Work from Gallaudet University with a specialization in School Social Work, and received a B.A. in Psychology and Women's Studies, SUNY New Paltz in 2010. From 2012-2016, she was Mental Health Therapist and provided counseling services to Deaf/hard of hearing/ DeafBlind youth and adults in the state of Minnesota before returning to Long Island.  Upon returning to Long Island, Eleanor became a member of the HKNC team.  As a Case Manager, Eleanor provided support to DeafBlind consumers one-on-one by collaborating with HKNC training staff, their families, and VR/other agencies. She is eager to provide support the DeafBlind community, families, and state partners in New York and New Jersey on a larger scale.

Contact Information

Eleanor Coley-Brody (Regional Representative)

Email: eleanor.coley-brody@hknc.org

VP: 516-570-3634

Local Events

Are you interested in getting involved in the DeafBlind 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 DeafBlind individuals. Your regional representative can connect you with the best contacts at each organization.