Deaf and hard of hearing
This topic has information for the parents about educating students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Alaska State School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Alaska State School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides pre-k through 12th grade educational options for deaf and hard of hearing students that fosters and supports the development of both American Sign Language and English. This learning model enables each student to acquire and effectively use the life and knowledge skills necessary to achieve his or her own personal, academic, social and vocational goals; and by so doing make significant contributions to society in general, and to the deaf community in particular.
Alaska Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Council (ADC)
ADC as a statewide information clearinghouse and services referral center. The State encourages private citizens, state agencies, schools, social service providers, private foundations, and all other parties who deal with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind to support the ADC and to use its services.
American Speech Language Hearing Association
ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate effectively. On this site you will find information to help you understand communication and communication disorders as well as a referral service, so you can get access to qualified professionals.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities
The Educational Resource and Information Center Clearinghouse has a plethora of information on disabilities.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center shares information and provides resources related to the development and education of deaf and hard of hearing children.
National Association of the Deaf
The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States of America.
This resource can help hearing impaired students by:
- Providing a checklist of academic, classroom and testing accommodations to ask about.
- Listing scholarships specifically for the hearing impaired.
- Easing the transition to the workforce with information on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).
National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC)