Links to Information
- Raising and Educating Deaf Kids includes a world of information about raising children with a hearing loss. Excellent site for parents. www.raisingandeducatingdeafkids.org
Babyhearing.org is brought to you by a team of professionals at Boys Town National Research Hospital. We are: Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Deaf, Geneticists, Doctors and Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. www.babyhearing.org/index.asp
The Itinerant Connection is a web site devoted to parents, teachers and students involved with Itinerant Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. http://www.theitinerantconnection.com/Parents.htm
- Listen-up web site is an excellent place for parents to find information, answers, help, ideas, resources, and anything else related to hearing-impairment. http://www.listen-up.org/
- Harris Communications has been a source for sign language books, TTYs, amplified telephones, signalers and vibrating clocks, wireless pagers and assistive listening devices for consumers since 1982. http://www.harriscomm.com
- American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) ASDC was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent organization. Today, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization whose purpose is providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. http://www.deafchildren.org
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. http://www.asha.org
- Cochlear Implant Association, Inc. (CIAI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting cochlear implant recipients and their families; advocating and promoting cochlear implants. http://www.ciafonline.org
- Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) works to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families and the professionals who serve them. VDDHH operates with the full understanding that communication is the most critical issue facing persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The foundation of all programs at VDDHH is communication - both as a service (through interpreters, technology and other modes) and as a means of sharing information for public awareness (through training and education) Toll Free (800) 552-7917 V/TTY http://www.vddhh.org
Best Colleges.com partners with Higher Education.com to provide college students with direct connections to valuable resources. Navigating a university campus and course load can feel overwhelming for any student, but deaf and hard of hearing students face an additional and unique set of challenges in their pursuit of a quality education. Click here to access their new College Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.
- Described and Captioned Media Program- (DCMP) provides all persons who are deaf or hard of hearing awareness of and equal access to communication and learning through the use of captioned educational media and supportive collateral materials. The DCMP also acts as a captioning information and training center. http://www.dcmp.org
- Odyssey Magazine - online informational e-zine for parents and professionals.
- American Sign Language Browser - from Michigan State University; an on line dictionary of many ASL signs
- Asl Pro Free ASL Educational Website Featuring Over 6,000 Signs site with ASL dictionary of words and phrases
Statewide Resources per Virginia Department Of Education:
- The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) - The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind is located in Staunton, Virginia and provides a day program and outreach services, as well as a residential setting exclusively to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or deaf-blind. The VSDB Outreach Services assist early intervention providers, local school divisions, and families in meeting the needs of children in the Commonwealth. The VSDB’s admissions policy is available at the above Website.
- The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) - The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides standards for educational interpreting services and other services to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families and the professionals who serve them.
- The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults With Deaf-Blindness - The Virginia Project for Children and Young Adults With Deaf-Blindness provides technical assistance, training, distance education and networking information to families, service providers, and individuals who are deaf-blind/dual sensory impaired.
- The Technical Assistance Center for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and VNOC – The Technical Assistance Center for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing provides training and technical assistance in the areas of deafness and hardness of hearing. Assistance is available to local public school divisions as well as early intervention and preschool programs through the Virginia Network of Consultants for Professionals Working with Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (VNOC).