Dr. Newcomb works at the University of Maryland, College Park as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. She has 30+ years of experience teaching children with disabilities, including 12 years providing technical assistance to young children with deaf-blindness, their families, and service providers through Connections Beyond Sight and Sound, the Maryland and District of Columbia deaf-blind project. Dr. Newcomb earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland and holds certification in Early Childhood Special Education and in Visual Impairment, as well as the Perkins/Roman CVI Range Endorsement. Her dissertation topic was assessment of children with cortical visual impairment or CVI. Her teaching experience includes classroom instruction, early intervention home-based services and private consultation. In addition to her work with children and families, Dr. Newcomb has coordinated a number of grants at the University of Maryland including family support projects focused on young children with disabilities and their families and personnel preparation grants in early intervention.