One thing that has stayed with us over the past year is the importance of relationships. To make real change, we must engage with the communities we serve. We must ask ourselves:
We at NDC are grieving with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and we support the members of the AAPI community and the deaf AAPI community in their calls for justice and reform.
En NDC estamos de luto con la comunidad de AAPI, que recién estuvo traumatizada por la violencia interpersonal y el racismo. Los incidentes recientes fueron impulsados por una retórica basada en la supremacía blanca y reflejan la historia de opresión contra la comunidad AAPI.
Celebrate deaf women with the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC). Join us on March 30 for a live online discussion, featuring a panel of successful deaf women who have broken through systemic barriers in education and employment.
There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” To create healthy and safe environments for deaf youth to thrive and succeed, it takes more than a village — it takes an entire community of organizations working together.
In recognition of the power of community, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) reached out to the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) to learn and share more about the work they do.
Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf People: New Online Course Explores Their Impact and Ways to Take ActionMarch 11, 2021
If you teach, supervise, or work with deaf people, how can you learn about the impact of your attitudes and biases on their daily experiences and create space to honor and support them? Learn how in Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf People, a new self-paced course now available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).
Deaf people who attended college, university, trade school, or other postsecondary training did better in life — regardless of whether or not they graduated. This is according to a new paper published in the American Annals of the Deaf by researchers from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes and SRI International.
A college professor in California recently sparked a national controversy by shouting at a hard of hearing student in their class when the student failed to respond in what the professor believed was an appropriate amount of time.
Many people found it outrageous that a college professor would not account for the time it takes for a question to be conveyed to the student through a communication access service. But, for deaf students, this interaction was not nearly so shocking.
It’s been said that the most meaningful change happens at the local level. But how can local communities involve more deaf people in decision making and let them lead the way in creating positive systemic change?
That was the topic of For Deaf People, By Deaf People: Centering Deaf People in Systems Change, a panel discussion hosted online by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) and its Engage for Change | local (EFC) initiative, which work toward improving educational and employment outcomes for deaf people by facilitating community- and deaf-led dialogs across the nation.
Successful community engagement is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Creating a positive impact in deaf communities — especially for deaf youth transitioning from high school to adulthood — requires knowledge and skills to facilitate conversations, earn and strengthen relationships, and develop action plans that prioritize deaf people’s needs.
Learn how in Engaging Deaf Communities for Systems Change, a new self-paced professional development course now available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).