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Professional Development Spotlight: Back to Basics for Fall

August 12, 2021

This time of transition is the perfect time to get back to the basics and focus on your own professional development and opportunities for growth, for you and for those you serve, as you face new challenges. The National Deaf Center for Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) offers NDC | learn, a complete library of online resources and classes — all on your timeline, at no cost.


Effective Tools for Talking About Accommodations with Deaf Students

August 11, 2021

As colleges, universities, and training programs get ready for the fall semester, it’s time to check in with deaf students about their accommodations.


Making Online Events Accessible for Deaf Participants

July 17, 2021

How do you make sure your online events are fully accessible to deaf people? NDC Technical Assistance Specialists Lore Kinast and Stephanie Zito offer four main areas to consider when providing accessible online training and meetings for deaf participants.


Family Support is Key for Deaf Youth, and NDC is Here to Support Families

June 24, 2021

Meet Arlene Ngalle, NDC's program specialist. Arlene keeps NDC running behind the scenes, and is the driver behind the success of our live events. This is her story of being a Deaf student and a mother to a Deaf teenager.


Get the Ins and Outs of Accommodations on NDC's New Accommodations 101 Page

June 18, 2021

Accommodations are not one-size-fits-all, and are as varied as deaf people themselves. But that doesn’t mean that finding the right combination of accommodations needs to be difficult or confusing.

NDC has launched a new Accommodations 101 page to help disability services professionals, educators, employers, and deaf people understand all aspects of accommodations.


Community Partnerships Empower Families: Spotlight on Hands & Voices

June 15, 2021
NDC spoke with Lisa Kovacs, director of programs and FL3 Center director, and Candace Lindow-Davies, director of outreach, from Hands & Voices to tell us more about the work they do.


Deafverse’s Choose Your Future Activity Kit Helps Deaf Youth Build Self-Determination

May 27, 2021

One of the main ways to build this self-determination and confidence is through defining goals for continuing their education, getting a job, and living their life to the fullest. But to define these goals, students must first look inward to understand their strengths, interests, and needs.

Using the Choose Your Future! Activity Kit, students can work with their families, teachers, or vocational rehabilitation counselors to decide on goals that align with who they truly are. The activity kit teaches deaf youth how to decide, act, and believe.


Using Dialogue to Promote #DeafSuccess in Your Community

May 19, 2021

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.


Find the Perfect Summer Job with These Tips and Resources from NDC

May 13, 2021

Avoid the summer slide by encouraging deaf students to build skills, confidence, and independence and prepare for future careers through work-based learning experiences.

These experiences involve hands-on learning and immersion in real-life work settings while developing work-related technical skills (e.g. communication, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving) and gaining insight into the labor market.


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

May 11, 2021

Deaf students across the country are constantly being underestimated, and working against stereotypes that lower their expectations. In fact, low expectations is one of the root causes for the achievement gap between deaf and hearing people.

In State Spotlight: South Carolina, learn more about how the state combats those expectations by connecting deaf students with positive role models.


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