Transition/Life Skills Checklists and Resources

Recently, Casey Brown, Director of the Arkansas Career Center at the Arkansas School for the Deaf, posted a question to the NDC listserv community asking for resources, checklists and assessments for transition and career exploration.

This is what our listserv was intended for — to share useful tools and resources with one another. The community answered with great resources, and many people asked for a copy of Casey’s collection of transition checklists and assessments.

A Spark to Ignite #DeafSuccess: 2019 Impact Report

A deaf student learned about a deaf adult living a dream they thought was impossible. A student organization founded at a college is connecting deaf students on campus. New summer programs are helping deaf youth connect with mentors, and thousands of deaf high schoolers across the country are learning how to advocate for themselves in a fun way.

New Summer Program in Virginia to Show #DeafSuccess in Action

Young deaf people in Virginia, like many other states, are falling through the cracks between high school graduation and higher education, training, or career.

Reflections on Black History Month By Dr. Joseph Hill

Editor’s note: This article was first written and featured on NDC's listserv for Black History Month in 2019. It has been edited and adapted, with Dr. Hill’s permission, to share again in 2020.

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

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!

New Resource for Families Debuts at 2019 Hands & Voices Conference

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 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. Are warning systems and communication plans accessible to everyone? Here is a variety of strategies and tools to incorporate into your college's emergency plan that ensures deaf people have access to critical information. 

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

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes today released Deafverse World One: Duel of the Bots, an 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.

Presentations at AHEAD 2019 to Highlight Accessibility Services and New Toolkit

The National Deaf Center is proud to participate in AHEAD 2019, the annual international conference of the Association on Higher Education and Disability on July 9-13 in Boston, Massachusetts. 

“Important Contribution to the Field” Praises Review of Book by Cawthon and Garberoglio

In March, a leading journal in deaf education published a glowing review of the book written by National Deaf Center’s leadership, praising that it “provides a thorough and important contribution to the field of postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals.”

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