Deaf Youth and Summer Programs
Useful For: Administrators, Disability Services Professionals, Parents, Teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
Summer programs can offer a variety of enrichment activities that encourage students to grow and thrive through meaningful participation. Deaf students who get involved in summer programs can achieve the same benefits as their hearing peers when activities are inclusive and meet the unique needs of deaf students. At first glance, camp might appear to be all fun and games, but research has demonstrated that camps can have a positive impact on youth development outcomes related to independence, leadership, self-esteem, problem-solving, and feelings of empowerment.