Multiple Disabilites

Sometimes our children have multiple exceptionalities that affect their learning, social skills or emotional health.  Here is an article about "deaf plus" on Hands & Voices HQ website 


And one from Gallaudet University's Clerc Center


Also, these links may help you.   If you do not find what you are looking for or have a suggestion for addition information that we have not included here or in the links on the sidebar, please contact us at Texas Hands and Voices and fill out the comment form.


the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training ( provides a mechanism to access training, technical assistance, support, and resources for educators who serve students with autism. The site is geared toward educators and is about Autism in general, but has some information on Autism with other disabilities and links that could be helpful to parents. 

This is a paper on the use of ASL with Autistic children

Researching Autism and Deafness - from Gallaudet 

Deaf Autism America - from the American Society for Deaf Children

If you have other resources specific to Deaf/Autistic children please share them with us!




TSBVI Outreach - The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired's Outreach programs serve as a statewide resource for families and professionals on blindness (through the Texas Visually Impaired Outreach) and/or deafblindness (through the Texas Deafblind Outreach). 

DBMAT The mission of DBMAT is to promote and improve the quality of life for all Texans who are deaf-blind multi-handicapped, deaf multi-handicapped, and blind multi-handicapped.  Check out their resources page HERE


TEXAS CHARGERS    The Texas Chargers, Inc. is a group of Texas families, friends and professionals who are dedicated to helping children and young adults who live with CHARGE syndrome. The primary function of our organization is to support the emotional and educational needs of people with CHARGE syndrome and the families and professionals working with them, to provide them with a better quality of life.  The goal of the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) is to ensure that every person with combined hearing and vision loss has access to modern telecommunication tools and the training necessary to use them, granting every individual the opportunity to interact with the world as an involved, contributing member of society.  Open Hands, Open Access: Deaf- Blind Intervener Modules


Learning Disabilities

PEPNet - Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing with Learning Disabilities: An Educational Perspective

PEPNet - Accommodating Individuals with a Learning Disability



Usher Syndrome

Usher Syndrome

Usher Syndrome Support Group