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The Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas

Official Website of the Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas - DBMAT

"There are people that come into your life for special reasons. Sometimes, we don‘t understand why right away, but I have learned to accept that they are here not to change who you are, but to enhance your life and to teach you."

                                                                                                                                -Melanie Knapp (excerpted from "Christian & His Intervener")

Please explore this site and learn what we do, why we do it, and how you can get involved!

What's New

The mission of DBMAT is to promote and improve the quality of life for all Texans who are deaf-blind multihandicapped, deaf multihandicapped, and blind multihandicapped. 

Here is the most recent and most important news for DBMAT :

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This is an area where Members can post activity ideas for sharing. No personal information is to be posted here. Please be courteous of all members and abilities when sharing ideas.


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July 16, 2020 9:36 PM Vivecca Hartman (Administrator)

Moments of Joy

For Members ONLY

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  • September 26, 2020 9:00 AM (CDT)
    Virtual - Links will be provided
  • September 27, 2020 9:30 AM (CDT)
    Web meeting (link to be posted prior to meeting)


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STORY of Interest

Christian and his Intervener -


In Honor of Christian, DBMAT is the proud host of the Christian Knapp Memorial Golf Tournament.  This is hosted annually in the Fall.

To Contact us call Our President:      713-231-7508

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