New England Consortium of DeafBlind Projects (NEC)

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Contact Information

Perkins School for the Blind
Contact: Tracy Evans Luiselli, Project Director
Email Address:
Phone: 617-972-7517

Hilton Buidling 175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location New England Consortium of DeafBlind Projects (NEC)


(NEC) represents a consortium of consultants, state and regional partners who  share a commitment to evidenced-based approaches to support children and  youth with combined vision and hearing loss (deafblindness). Serving the states of  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, we are  committed to supporting families, professionals, and the wider community in the  delivery of services that result in improved educational outcomes. Funded by the federal  Office of Special Education, and with a regional office at Perkins School for the  Blind, NEC personnel provide services to a variety of programs and agencies, with  the primary purpose of building state and local capacity to serve children and  youth with combined vision and hearing loss.

Service Types

  • Family Support
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Blind
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: Fed Government 622