The National Deaf Center seeks to engage with our stakeholders to create change at multiple levels of the system: local, state, and national. When people work together, change is possible. NDC uses different approaches at each level to engage with local communities, state leaders, and national experts.
For change to happen, we need you. stronger networks. community engagement. strategies.solutions.
Engage for Change | local events are happening across the nation. At these events, we will
- share ideas,
- strengthen community networks,
- propose strategies, and
- create systemic change.
Together, we will improve postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals in your communities!
Improve state outcomes by strengthening data use. collaboration. access. expectations.
Under the Engage for Change | state model, NDC is committed to partnering with states to make positive changes in deaf education and employment at the state level. We invite state teams to join a collaborative to
- learn about current national and state data on outcomes for deaf individuals,
- strengthen cross-agency conversations on alignment with state initiatives,
- identify strategies and resources available to support systems change, and
- shape priorities for future NDC technical assistance activities.
If you are a state special education or vocational rehabilitation leader and were not able to attend the June 2017 convenings, it’s not too late! Please email us for important materials and to connect with other states.
Changing the system on a national level requires collaboration. new initiatives. professional expertise. problem solving
Engage for Change | national consists of task forces on specific topics that are designed to bring diverse sets of stakeholders together to discuss
- current data;
- root causes of barriers to success; and
- possible strategies, actions, or initiatives to address key issues.
NDC seeks to facilitate partnerships that can help to move the field forward in places where no one organization or entity can make an impact on its own. Engage for Change | national topics include issues surrounding accessible assessment, quality of access providers, standards for college, and career readiness for the diverse deaf student population. Look for updates on the Engage for Change | national activities in 2018.