• Deaf culture and other resources

    There are a variety of local community, state and national resources available for cultural enrichment:

     

    Anchorage resources

    • STEP Center: The STEP Center is a disability information and resource center for students, educators and parents. The center maintains an extensive lending library open to Anchorage students, parents, educators and community members.  Find more information at their website. And don't forget to check out their Lending Library.
    • Stone Soup Group: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

    Alaska resources

    • Alaska Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Council: Improving the quality of life, visibility, cultural awareness and information on and about deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind people throughout Alaska National resources
    • Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA): Comprehensive assistive technology resource center
    • Deaf Navigator Program:  The Deaf Navigator program provides a range of resources and services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alaskans to improve long-term employment and housing options.
    • Rural Deaf Student Support:  The Rural Deaf Student Support (RDSS) program provides housing, transportation and outreach to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, ages 3-22.  This program is for students from rural areas of Alaska wishing to attend the Alaska State School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AKSDHH) in Anchorage.
    • Directory of Services A compilation of relevant resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind Alaskans.

    National resources

    • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:  Provides support, information, resources and more to help guide you on your journey.
    • American Society for Deaf Children: Valuable and trustworthy resources for families with deaf children
    • Beginnings: Beginnings is a non- profit that helps parents and families understand hearing loss, and the diverse needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    • Deaf Awareness Week: The last full week of September is a time to promote deaf culture and heritage
    • Deaf Child Worldwide: Facilitates work that enables deaf children and young people to be fully included in family, education and community life.
    • DCMP The Described and Captioned Media Program is a free-loan library of accessible educational media for use by teachers and family member of K-12 students with a vision or hearing loss.
    • Gallaudet University: Liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students
    • Hands & Voices: Supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology
    • National Association of the Deaf: A national civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals
    • National Technical Institute for the Deaf: At Rochester Institute of Technology
    • Online Itinerant: An online interactive learning community for teachers, administrators and parents