When and How Should an Employee Disclose Their Disability?

October 29, 2019

One of the more challenging aspects for a deaf individual while seeking employment is knowing when, and how, to disclose their disability to an employer. Navigating disclosure of a disability for employment purposes is a personal decision. Deaf individuals may find the disclosure process to be challenging because they may encounter employers who are unaware of laws or accommodations, or the deaf individuals may not have the self-advocacy skills to navigate the job search process.


Tia Ivanko: Pathways to Success After High School for Deaf Students

October 28, 2019

A recent article published in Raising and Educating Deaf Children by NDC’s director of operations, Tia Ivanko, outlines in clear, brief language why NDC does what it does. The article, titled “Pathways to Success After High School for Deaf Students,” describes what we know about deaf student success and the implications for improving access for deaf students.


As VR and RCD Training Requirements Expand, National Deaf Center Provides Support to States and Agencies

October 14, 2019

On October 15-16, the state of Illinois will gather its Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCDs) together for the first time for statewide training that will include a session on what the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes can do to help their day-to-day efforts to serve deaf youth and adults in the state.


Transition and State Collaboration are Focus at SERID 2019

October 9, 2019

Experts from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes will make two presentations and participate in the poster session at the Southeastern Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) 2019 Annual Conference in Huntsville, Alabama, on October 10-13.


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

September 26, 2019

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! The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) launched Deaf 101 today.


New Resource for Families Debuts at 2019 Hands & Voices Conference

September 20, 2019

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 16, 2019

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 — with these tips, tools, and strategies. 


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

September 10, 2019

Deafverse World One: Duel of the Bots launched on September 10an 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.


Employment Report Shows Strong Labor Market Passing by Deaf Americans

August 22, 2019

Unemployment in the United States recently hit a 49-year low. However, the strong U.S. labor market is passing by hundreds of thousands of deaf Americans, according to findings of a new employment report by the National Deaf Center. 


5 Ways to Go Back to School with #DeafSuccess

August 8, 2019

It’s time to go Back To School with #DeafSuccess! Here are five ways deaf high school students, their teachers, and their families can make the most of the coming school year, and prepare for a successful transition to college, training programs, or jobs.


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