Deaf Living: Organizations
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Where can specific information on deafness and hearing impairments be found?
There are many deaf organizations containing material about deafness and hearing impairment. These organizations are listed on two pages:
- http://www.cio.noaa.gov/hpcc/access/nohear.htm – this is a government page and contains links for the National Association of the Deaf, Association for Late Deafness in Adults, the Alexander Graham Bell Association, American Society for Deaf Children, American Hearing Research Foundation and the USA Deaf Sports Federation.
- http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/Clerc_Center/Information_and_Resources/Info_To_Go.html/184.html – this page is the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University. This page contains information for deaf and hard of hearing children and young adults, including:
- Help for Babies (0 to 3)
- Educate Children (3 to 21)
- Transition to Adulthood
- Hearing Loss Information
- Language and Literacy
- Hearing & Communication Technology
The Clerc Center provides information regarding the family's role in a deaf child's life, finding services, language development, information on hearing technology and information for educators. Some of the workshops provided by the Clerc Center are very valuable for educators and parents and include:
- Cochlear Implant Education
- Literacy and Language Development Workshops
- Social and Emotional Health Workshops
- Science and Math Workshops
- Educational Technology Workshops
- Transition Workshops
- Visual Phonics Workshop