National Resources 

*Means new Resource

 *The Online Itinerate

* Rule The School- (teaching kids with hearing loss to advocate for themselves)


Advanced Bionics, Bionic Ear- Cochlear Implant manufacturer

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing- Organization dedicated to helping deaf and hard of hearing children achieve success in communicating through listening and spoken language.

American Society for Deaf Children- Organization dedicated to providing deaf and hard of hearing children with full communication access in their home, school, and community as well as access to deaf role models.

ASL & English Bilingual Ebooks and Apps

Audiogram- Pictorial audiogram, also known as teaching audiogram

Boy's Town National Research Hospital- Resources for parents with infants newly diagnosed with hearing loss.

CART Resources from AG Bell- CART is a service which provides real time closed captioning for meetings, speakers, classrooms, and other areas as an alternative to an interpreter.

Cartoon Network: Stop Bullying, Speak Up! A resource for parents and teachers to help kids deal with bullies.

CDC Information on Hearing Loss- US Center for Disease Control hearing loss fact sheets

Classroom Interpreting For Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - A Series of Guides for Parents, Professionals, and Students

Clerc Center at Gallaudet University- The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Cochlear- Cochlear Implant manufacturer

Communicate With Your Child- Resource for parents with concerns about their child's hearing or with a newly diagnosed baby or child.

Communicate With Your Child Delaware Specific Page- Same as above, but with a specific listing of resources in Delaware.

Deaf Culture Online- Articles and other resources to help hearing people understand more about Deaf culture.

Described and Captioned Media Program- Lending library with a huge variety of videos, all described and captioned.  This is the place to try if your child's teacher is struggling to find captioned educational videos to go along with the school curriculum.  No more un-captioned film strips!

Dogs: Hearing Dogs for the Deaf- Information on several organizations providing hearing service dogs

FM System Demonstration and Info- Youtube video simulating a listening experience in a classroom with hearing aids both with and without an assistive accessory system such as an FM.

Hands & Voices- Our Headquarters' site, absolutely jam packed with awesome info.  These guys are the superstars!  

Hands & Voices in Spanish

Healthy Hearing- An informative resource about hearing aids and hearing tests.

Hearing First- Listening and Spoken Language Digital Resource from Oberkotter

Hearing Journey- Cochlear implant web forum

Hearing Loss Association of America- National advocacy organization for people with hearing loss.

Hearing Like Me- Site fostering a community of people touched by hearing loss

Hearing Our Way- Free magazine for kids and teens with hearing loss

How You Sign.com- Compilation of links to online American Sign Language dictionaries

IEP vs. 504  A handy chart from Understood.org

InfantSEEUnder this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service.  Eye problems are not always apparent, and it is especially important to ensure good eye health very early for deaf and hard of hearing babies who will likely rely on at least some visual input for language acquisition.

Info to Go- Information and resources on the educational, linguistic, social, and emotional development of deaf and hard of hearing children.

John Tracy Clinic- John Tracy Clinic (JTC) provides worldwide, parent-centered services to young children (ages 0-5) with a hearing loss for hope, guidance and encouragement.

March of Dimes Information on Congenital Hearing Loss

Marion Downs Hearing Center- MDC strives to provide resources, services and education to support the needs of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families and the professionals who work with them. On a larger scale, community outreach is also a Center mandate, including local, state and international teaching and services.  MDC values and promotes individual and family choice in treatment, technology and communication options.  Hmmmm... sounds familiar!

National Association of the Deaf- Civil rights organization by and for deaf and hard of hearing people in the US.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)- National Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders- National Institute of Health (NIH) division dedicated to hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

Odyssey Magazine - The Odyssey Magazine, a product of the Clerc Center also known as the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center located on Gallaudet University campus in Washington, D.C., is an award winning magazine that is published once a year through the Clerc Center and focuses on topics of importance as it relates to research, philosophy and application of practice of instruction in the Deaf Education classroom.

Oticon- Hearing Aid manufacturer

"Paving the Way for Groundbreaking Research in Bilingualism"  Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto's work and her new Brain and Language Lab (BL2) at Gallaudet University

Phonak- Hearing Aid manufacturer

Rachel Coleman: One Deaf Child- "Signing Time" creator tells the story of her own parenting journey with her deaf child.

Raising and Educating a Deaf Child, Presented by Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf- Q&A concerning issues faced by parent and educators of deaf and hard of hearing children

Smart 911- Database for local emergency agencies to access information about your family when you might not be able to offer it yourself.  This is a great tool for police, paramedics, and firefighters so that they can already know how you and your children communicate, what allergens might be dangerous for your family, and even what pets they might encounter before they get to your emergency.

Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Planning - This comprehensive set of guidelines is a tool designed to facilitate planning discussions surrounding the educational supports and services essential for each student using cochlear implant technology. This product reflects the collaborative work between the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children's Hospital.

Summer Camp Guide

Supporting Deaf and  Hard of Hearing Students - An online overview of concerns, solutions, and resources for students and their families from Community for Accredited Online Schools. 

VL2: Visual Language and Visual Learning- Science of Learning Center (SLC) on Visual Language and Visual Learning, one of six SLCs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is hosted by Gallaudet University.  Great information on educating deaf and hard of hearing children.

We Connect Now: Connecting College Students with Disabilities- National organization for college students with disabilities. 

Upcoming Events

October

  • Fri, Oct 5 - Sat, Oct 6, 2018, Outside the Box Annual Conference 2018
    by Delaware Statewide Programs Association at DoubleTree Downtown Wilmington. Learn from local and national presenters alongside parents and school professionals of children who are Deaf-Blind, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired, and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outside-the-box-annual-conference-parent-registration-registration-48931509462?aff=ebapi
  • Chapter meeting and Learning Community Meeting October 30, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow and at the Georgetown Public Library, 123 West Pine Street, Georgetown, DE  19947.  The Learning Community Meeting will start at 6:30, right after the chapter meeting, and will feature a panel of experts discussing risk factors for late onset (not at birth) hearing loss in children. If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Zoom for the chapter meeting. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/220532761. By phone, dial (669)900-6833, Meeting ID: 220 532 761  

November

  • Hayride! We will pick pumpkins and have a potluck dinner with a bonfire after the duck tour. Sunday, November 4, 3-8pm at Coleman’s Tree Farm in Middletown. This is a free event for families with deaf and hard of hearing children and the professionals who work with them. We will have an ASL interpreter. Registration is required and can be done at our site or by calling, texting, or emailing Angie at 302-383-9890, prestonandangie@yahoo.com.
  • Chapter Meeting November 27, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow and at the Georgetown Public Library, 123 West Pine Street, Georgetown, DE  19947.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Zoom for the chapter meeting. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/220532761. By phone, dial (669)900-6833, Meeting ID: 220 532 761  

Additional Workshops are always available, hosted all over the state by Parent Information Center of Delaware! Check out their calendar here.