As VR and RCD Training Requirements Expand, National Deaf Center Provides Support to States and Agencies

October 14, 2019
Illinois recently passed legislation with broader requirements for more training for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors and Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCD) who provide "specialized services” -- reflecting a growing trend toward an increased need for professional education and customized training for those roles. That’s where the National Deaf Center can help. 

Transition and State Collaboration are Focus at SERID 2019

October 9, 2019
Experts from the National Deaf Center will present at the Southeastern Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) 2019 Annual Conference in Huntsville, Alabama, on October 10-13.

National Deaf Center Releases Online Course, Deaf 101, to Provide Tools to Communicate Effectively with Deaf Individuals

September 26, 2019
How much do you know about deaf people? Whether you’re an ASL student, a teacher or coworker of a deaf person, about to hire a deaf employee, or just plain curious, it’s worth taking some time to understand what it means to be deaf and how to interact with deaf people. If only there was an easy course online somewhere. Look no further! The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) launched Deaf 101 today.

New Resource for Families Debuts at 2019 Hands & Voices Conference

September 20, 2019
The National Deaf Center is presenting, exhibiting, and debuting a new resource for families at the 2019 Hands & Voices Leadership Conference on September 20-22, the only conference of its kind devoted exclusively to training family members with children who are deaf to be agents of change. 

Emergency Preparedness and Deaf Students: Is Your College Ready?

September 16, 2019
September is National Preparedness Month. The 2019 theme, “Prepared, Not Scared”, is a good reminder that this is an ideal time to think about emergency planning and your school's readiness to respond — in particularly for your deaf students — with these tips, tools, and strategies. 

National Deaf Center Releases Online Game, Deafverse, To Empower Deaf Teens

September 10, 2019
Deafverse World One: Duel of the Bots launched on September 10an online choose-your-own-adventure game designed for deaf teenagers to build confidence, learn their rights, and develop skills to succeed in their transition from high school to adult life.

Employment Report Shows Strong Labor Market Passing by Deaf Americans

August 22, 2019
Unemployment in the United States recently hit a 49-year low. However, the strong U.S. labor market is passing by hundreds of thousands of deaf Americans, according to findings of a new employment report by the National Deaf Center. 

5 Ways to Go Back to School with #DeafSuccess

August 8, 2019

It’s time to go Back To School with #DeafSuccess! Here are five ways deaf high school students, their teachers, and their families can make the most of the coming school year, and prepare for a successful transition to college, training programs, or jobs.


Cawthon to Present at 2019 OSEP Leadership Conference on Research-to-Practice Connections

July 18, 2019

National Deaf Center Director Stephanie Cawthon, Ph.D., will present at the 2019 OSEP Leadership Conference on making research-to-practice connections with states and other stakeholders. 


A New Report Redefines "Evidence-Based"

July 10, 2019

In a new report, “Evidence-Based Technical Assistance,” the National Deaf Center outlines its unique approach to expand the concept of “evidence-based” for the deaf community, providing a model for other technical assistance and research centers. 


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