Southwestern Region Organizations

Organizations Serving Deaf-Blind Individuals in the Southwestern Region

For more information about the organizations listed here, contact your regional representative.


Arizona Deaf-Blind Community (ADBC)
The Arizona Deaf-Blind Community is a not-for-profit support group in the Phoenix area. It is comprised of individuals who are deaf-blind, family members and some professionals.


Arizona Association of the Deaf-Blind (AzADB)The Arizona Association for the Deaf-Blind (AzADB) is a 501c3 non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of individuals who are deaf-blind or have a combined vision and hearing loss, family members, support service providers and friends in the Tucsonarea. AzADB provides support in the areas of self-advocacy, independent living, recreation/leisure, assistive technology and public education. The group meets ten months out of the year from August to May. They do not have a consistent date to meet, as they are dependent on SSP schedules.

Ed Gervasoni


Northern California Association of the Deaf-Blind (NCADB)
This group meets on a monthly basis, usually the second Saturday of the month. Activities include the Holiday Bazaar, a holiday party, field trips and fundraising.

Dana Dehaesus, President
P.O. Box 5154
Concord, CA 94524

Fresno DB Support Group
Based at the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Service Center (DHHSC), this group meets on a monthly basis. Dates and times vary depending on the activities scheduled.

Kathy Yoshida

Southern California Association of Deaf-Blind (SCADB)
This group meets on a monthly basis, usually the second Saturday of the month in the Los Angeles area.

Amy Pulido, Group Leader

Deaf-Blind Cultural Society (DBCS)
This is an informal social group that meets several times a year in the San Diego area.

Mike Serrano, Group Facilitator