Current Research and Data

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the most current data on employment trends and trajectories for deaf individuals in the United States, serving as a resource for community members, advocates, educators, researchers, and policy makers.
Research brief
This video is an ASL translation of our research article about the role of autonomy in the transition to employment, and how parents can facilitate autonomy development for their deaf children. The research article, released earlier, is available for download at the above link.
Publication, ASL translation
Persistence in postsecondary settings refers to the likelihood that a student will remain in school, particularly past the first year of enrollment. Although deaf student enrollment in postsecondary settings has seen a significant increase, students continue to face obstacles to completion of their postsecondary degree goals, with high rates of attrition. Facilitating successful persistence is thus a critical issue in increasing education and work options for individuals who are deaf. 
Research brief
This study assessed the influence of social skills on postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals through a secondary analysis of data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
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This study reviewed education and disability literature to find that students with disabilities who employ self-advocacy skills achieve greater academic and lifetime outcomes, suggesting that deaf students would benefit from self-advocacy skill development.
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This study assessed whether parent involvement and expectations predicted postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals, through a secondary analysis of data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
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This study explored the hypothesis that increased access to English through computer-mediated communication (CMC) can increase direct access to language and literacy for deaf individuals, through a secondary analysis of data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
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This study used data from a national needs assessment survey to explore the role of parental involvement and parental expectations as important factors in successful academic and career outcomes for deaf students.
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This study describes the results of a large nationwide study of accommodations use by deaf students in secondary and postsecondary settings.
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This study assessed the influence of English literacy skills on postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals, through a secondary analysis of data from the second National Longitudinal Transition Study.
Publication, ASL translation