Engage for Change | state 2021 Regional Meetings Focused on the Challenges and Successes of Life During a Pandemic

When COVID-19 hit, it impacted every state and community across the country. Schools closing, economic uncertainty, limited resources, and the move to an online life for both work and play challenged deaf communities in a multitude of ways.

Using Dialogue to Promote #DeafSuccess in Your Community

Building relationships within your community takes time and intentional efforts. That’s why dialogue is key to building #DeafSuccess and a strong and inclusive community that serves all its members.

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has been facilitating community conversations, which included state leaders across the country, to help grassroots and local leaders strengthen community connections and build systemic change through dialogue.

State Spotlight: South Carolina Shows Deaf Students New Roads to #DeafSuccess

Deaf students across the country are constantly being underestimated, and working against stereotypes that lower the expectations others have for them and that they have for themselves. In fact, low expectations is one of the root causes for the achievement gap between deaf and hearing people identified by researchers at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes.

State Leaders Share Ways to Increase Access to Services for Deaf Youth

The transition from high school to further education, training, or career is a pivotal time for young people. Marginalized groups – including deaf students – are especially vulnerable during this time, and access to services is critical to ensuring success.