Our Service Area
The Northwest Region encompasses the following states:
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.
Chad Metcalf is the interim regional representative for HKNC’s Northwest Region 10.
Chad Metcalf assumed the duties of the regional services coordinator for the Southwest Region on June 2021 and oversees the daily functions, operations and activities of this region which includes American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Chad also supervises the DeafBlind specialists for Arizona and Hawaii, as well as the coordinator for the California Community Services Program (CA CSP)/ regional representative for California and CA CSP/Region 9 office manager.
Chad was a freelance trainer of DeafBlind consumers in California, Nevada and Ohio through the National DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP). He became HKNC's part-time associate regional representative from August 2015 to December 2018, concurrently with his part-time position at San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired in the California NDBEDP. He was promoted to HKNC's full-time regional representative and became the first CA CSP coordinator in January 2019.
Chad is DeafBlind due to Usher syndrome and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Gallaudet University.
Are you interested in getting involved in the DeafBlind community in the Northwest 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.
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.