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Role Models Have a Big Impact on #DeafSuccess

September 21, 2021

Deaf role models offer support from a place of shared understanding and life experience. With deaf role models, deaf youth are more likely to strengthen socioemotional skills, self-determination, language skills, and explore more options after high school. They can also serve as aspirational goals for deaf youth, who often don’t see people like themselves in certain careers or portrayed in the media.


New! Disability Services Work Group at NDC: Connecting for #DeafSuccess

September 20, 2021

Work groups are intentional opportunities for professionals to work collaboratively to address issues across multiple levels of the system. NDC plans to continue bringing people together to identify solutions, share resources, and implement strategies in a variety of postsecondary settings. Going forward, this Disability Services Professionals group will meet quarterly online.

The next work group meeting will be held on Sept. 30, 12:45 ET/11:45 CT/9:45 PST. If you would like to participate in this work group, please contact Lore Kinast at lore@nationaldeafcenter.org. NDC is also currently running a work group on summer programming opportunities for deaf youth. To join, email Jennifer Higgins, at Jennifer@nationadeafcenter.org.


New Live Panel: Behind the scenes of Deafverse

September 20, 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness month. As part of our month-long celebration, NDC invites you to join a live 1-hour behind-the-scenes event on Deafverse, our ground-breaking game for deaf teenagers. This event features a panel of talented deaf professionals who worked to create this first-of-its-kind online educational game.


The Benefits of Mentoring

September 17, 2021

Mentoring is a valuable opportunity for anyone — but it is particularly impactful for deaf youth. Mentoring opportunities offer valuable experiences that contribute to personal, academic, and career development for deaf youth.


NDC Secures Second OSEP Grant for Another Five Years of Funding

September 7, 2021

We have exciting news to share! The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has once again received funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This means we can continue our work for another five years, and hopefully beyond!


The Shift to Online Life Creates Opportunity, and Challenges, for Deaf People

August 30, 2021

Dr. Carrie Lou Garberoglio gave a keynote address at the TDI 24th Biennial Conference on July 27. The conference, with the theme “Reset and Reconnect,” reflects the seismic change many had to make by embracing new ways of participating in educational, medical, or employment activities in a virtual space. This change has created a wake-up call to ensure full virtual access for deaf students, families, and workers.


Centering Deaf Students in the Return to School

August 23, 2021

NDC continues to receive inquiries, concerns, and reports of unique challenges from DSS offices around the country that are navigating access and accommodations as they create equitable learning environments for deaf students. NDC is here to help you navigate this uncharted territory.

Lore Kinast, a technical assistance specialist from NDC has been providing support for stakeholders all over the country throughout the pandemic. She is a recent graduate, giving her first-hand experience navigating education during the pandemic, and has some insights, information, and resources to help you prepare for this fall!


Start Your Semester Strong with Back to School Guides from the National Deaf Center

August 23, 2021

To help support equitable educational access for deaf students during what can be anxious and stressful times, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has put together guides for deaf students and their families, high schools, colleges, and postsecondary programs.


NDC Tips & Resources for Reopening Campus

August 23, 2021

NDC held the live panel Deaf Student Access: Tips & Resources for Reopening Campus, a presentation with members of our NDC | help team, Stephanie Zito, M.S., NIC and Lore Kinast, Ed.D., covering the most frequently asked questions about access and accommodations when supporting #DeafSuccess during school reopening.


Madison College Embraces Change for #DeafSuccess

August 22, 2021

NDC provides individualized support for creating more accessible environments and ensuring equitable experiences for deaf students on campuses across the country.

NDC spoke with Scott Ritter, director of disability resource and testing and assessment services, and Jana Mauldin, senior interpretation advisor and coordinator, from Madison College to tell us about their experiences partnering with NDC.


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