Deborah Chen, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita in the Early Childhood Education Special Education from the California State University, Northridge. She is a leader in the fields of early intervention, early childhood special education, and deaf-blind education. Dr. Chen has edited 10 books, written multiple book chapters and journal articles, and produced many videos/DVDs on topics supporting recommended practices with families and their young children with blindness/visual impairment and deaf-blindness and on collaborating with families of diverse cultural and linguistic background. She has contributed to the field further through federal and state grants and research activities. Dr. Chen is a highly regarded expert in the field of pediatric visual impairment and deaf-blindness.