Statement on Racism and Oppression

June 1, 2020

Racism is also a painful reality within the deaf community. Disparities in opportunity and outcomes for Black deaf Americans are high. Our report on Postsecondary Achievement of Black Deaf People in the United States lays bare the reality that high school, college, and technical training program completion rates for Black deaf people are lower than the national average.


Deaf Success Story: Carlos Aponte-Salcedo, School Counselor and Administrator

May 26, 2020

Carlos Aponte-Salcedo is the newest profile in the #DeafSuccess video series by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes. Featuring firsthand accounts from deaf Americans, #DeafSuccess videos show deaf youth the wide variety of paths adulthood can take and seek to empower them to have high expectations for the future.


Strategies for Parenting Deaf Teenagers During COVID-19

May 21, 2020

Deaf teenagers are looking ahead to the future and striving for independence. Yet how do we help them do this when their efforts — and all of our lives — are being upended by the COVID-19 pandemic? Here are some strategies to help provide strong family support for deaf teenagers and address the unique challenges created by the pandemic. [Disponible en español]


Raising the Bar for Postsecondary Success: Cawthon Presents Keynote on Transition as Design for Life

May 18, 2020

In a keynote address to the Collaborative Experience Conference, director of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, Stephanie W. Cawthon, PhD, calls on parents and educators of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing children to rethink the strategies they use to empower young adults who are making the difficult transition to life after high school — to go beyond a checklist that helps teens investigate a training program or apply to college, and instead provide a design for life that prepares them to evolve as people, seize opportunities, and respond to ever-changing environments. [Disponible en español]


Join Us for TWO #DeafAtWork Online Panels — May 27 and June 9

May 13, 2020

Many of our work routines have been disrupted with the COVID pandemic. We want to take the opportunity to come together as deaf employees to share strategies and success stories with our community.

NDC will host TWO live online panels for deaf employees.


8 Essential Resources for VR Success with Deaf Youth During COVID-19

May 14, 2020

NDC has a wealth of online VR resources just a click away, to boost deaf success during the pandemic (and beyond). These are the “essential eight” — the most useful, evidence-based assets every VR counselor needs right now — in a checklist format for easy implementation with deaf clients.


Pandemic Taking Unique Toll on Deaf College Students, According to New Poll

May 12, 2020

As U.S. college students grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll reveals the crisis is taking a unique toll on deaf students.

[Disponible en español]


Seven Tips to Improve Communication with Your Deaf Teenager During COVID-19

May 7, 2020

Here are seven quick tips for hearing parents, guardians, and hosts to improve communication with deaf children and guests, understand them better, and create a household that’s happier for everyone. [Disponible en español]


Decide, Act, Believe: How to Assess and Empower Self-Determination in Deaf Youth

April 30, 2020

Deaf teenagers already have a lot on their minds, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. And like all teenagers, they are experiencing lots of feelings of uncertainty, anticipation, and insecurity as they navigate the transition from child to adult. That’s where self-determination can help — during the pandemic and beyond. [Disponible en español]


How to Host Effective and Accessible Online Meetings with Deaf Participants

April 28, 2020

Whether you are meeting with colleagues who are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or connecting with clients in another state, a little advance planning can make sure your next online meeting is effective and accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people who will be attending.

Besides running a better meeting, effective communication between hearing and deaf people has other benefits for career success. Research shows it strengthens relationships, increases well-being, and fosters meaningful participation in the workplace.

[Disponible en español]

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