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. Please find more information on their website, and don't forget to check out their Lending Library.
Family Sign Language Classes
Sign language classes are available to all parents and family members of students attending our school during the school year. For more details, contact Kyle Contreras at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requesting an Interpreter
There is an easy way to request one for students and parents who need an interpreter for school-related activities. Just use the email address ASL_Request@asdk12.org and list the date, time, who is involved, and any other information the interpreter will need to fulfill your request. ASL_Request will get back to you with a confirmation, and it's as easy as that!
Alaska Advisory Board for the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Alaska Advisory Board for the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DEB) consists of members from Alaskan organizations invested in the education of the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind individuals. To read minutes from meetings, please email DEBchair@gmail.com.
The annual Spring Retreat provides an educational and cultural experience for middle and high school students from throughout Alaska who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing to discover their identity and take pride in themselves. For more details about the 2019 retreat, see our flyer.
Listservs of Interest
Individuals can receive information directly by subscribing to any of the following listservs.
Alaskan Deaf Community Listserv
To subscribe email: Deafsupports@hopealaska.org
Alaska Deaf Council
To subscribe, go to: https://www.alaskadeafcouncil.org/home
Alaska Statewide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Listserv
To subscribe, email: email@example.com
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Apps for students and families
The apps listed in the attached document are for general information purposes only. A reference to these commercial products does not indicate or imply an endorsement by AKSD. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Apps