Deaf and Hard of Hearing



Copied from the Mass Department of Education 5/4/2023

  • The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AGBell) is a membership organization and information center focusing specifically on childhood hearing loss, with an emphasis on the auditory approach. Informational materials address questions that parents typically raise, basic information on pediatric hearing loss, and general information on how to best service students with hearing loss in the classroom.
  • American Society of Deaf Children (ASDC) is a national organization of families and professionals committed to education, empowering, and supporting parents and families to create opportunities for their children who are deaf and hard of hearing in gaining meaningful and full communication access, particularly through the competent use of sign language, in their homes, schools, and communities.
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) provides information and resources about communication disorders for students, parents, professionals and others.
  • The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) acts as a captioning information and training center. The DCMP is a FREE video lending library funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.
  • The Center on Sign Language and Deaf Education at Boston University / Wheelock College is a hub for Deaf and signing researchers, educators, creators, and technologists to promote sign languages and Deaf cultures, and to build a world in which the human right to accessible language is realized for all Deaf children.
  • Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center | Gallaudet University is a federally funded center with exemplary elementary and secondary education programs for deaf and hard of hearing students, tasked with developing and disseminating innovative curricula, instructional techniques, and products nationwide while providing information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to age 21.
  • Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Communication, Language, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing – The Division for Communication, Language, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DCD) is the official division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) that serves professionals interested in the education of children with special communication needs. 5/9/2024 – Website Under Construction. Will check back…
  • The Deaf Resource Library is an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf culture.
  • The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) provides international, national, regional, state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) – The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support.
  • National Association of the Deaf, K-12 Education (NAD) has long been a leader in support of and advocacy for equal access to education for each and every deaf or hard of hearing child. Find a wide range of information on educational issues including placement, assessment, inclusion, and rights. Use this information to inform others or advocate for yourself or your community.
  • Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Educational Service Guidelines (NASDE) – The purpose of these guidelines is to supplement and update the information needed by teachers, leaders, families, school instructional support personnel and other stakeholders to have the knowledge, skills and vision to help children be successful.