RESOURCE LINKS

 

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf (CT Chapter)

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is one of the world’s largest membership organizations and information centers on pediatric hearing loss and the auditory approach. AG Bell focuses specifically on children with hearing loss, providing ongoing support and advocacy for parents, professionals and other interested parties.

American Academy of Audiology

The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

American Cochlear Implant Alliance

The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the US.

American School for the Deaf (ASD)

The American School for the Deaf is dedicated to serving deaf and hard of hearing infants, youth and their families in development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life utilizing specially designed instruction through an American Sign Language and English Bilingual Approach, empowering them to become educated and self-directed, lifelong learners.

American Society for Deaf Children

The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The ASHFoundation is a charitable organization working to promote a better quality of life for children and adults with communication disorders. Our mission is to advance knowledge about the causes and treatment of hearing, speech, and language problems.

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.

Caption Associates

Caption Associates LLC provides captioning services for television broadcast, online streaming, and live events, including conventions, meetings, and classes. 

Connecticut Association of the Deaf (CAD)

The mission of the Connecticut Association of the Deaf (CAD) as a state association is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of Connecticut.

Connecticut Birth to Three System

The Mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities.

Connecticut Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf

The CCOSD has one major goal – to serve the deaf and hard of hearing residents of Connecticut through their local and autonomous member organizations of or for the Deaf.

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Established in 1878, the Department of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency in protection of the public’s health, and in providing health information, policy and advocacy

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and understanding of special education law and its procedures can bring.

Connecticut Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

The Connecticut Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (CRID) was founded in 1971, and is one of more than 60 local chapters of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Connecticut State Department of Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to the state’s 166 school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical High School System.

Converse Communications

Providing Communication Equipment to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Since 1974

Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

The Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (CDHI) was created by the Connecticut State Legislature in 1974 to advocate, strengthen and implement state policies affecting Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and their relationship to the public, industry, health care, and educational opportunities.

Financial Aid for Students With Disabilites

FInancial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities

Gallaudet University

The world’s only university designed to be barrier-free for deaf and hard of hearing students

Gallaudet University – Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

The Clerc Center, a federally funded national deaf education center, ensures that the diverse population of deaf and hard of hearing students (birth through age 21) in the nation are educated and empowered and have the linguistic competence to maximize their potential as productive and contributing members of society.

Gallaudet University – Visual Language and Visual Learning

The purpose of the Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University on “Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)” is to advance fundamentally the Science of Learning specifically involving how aspects of human higher cognition are realized through one of our most central senses, vision.

Hands and Voices (Connecticut)

Connecticut Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology. 

Hands and Voices (National)

Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Health and Human Services

The mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. 

Hearing Loss Association (3 CT Chapters)

To empower teens and young adults to overcome their everyday life challenges associated with hearing loss. We aim to do this using a mentor model.

Hearing Loss Association of America (NLAA)

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. 

LifeBridge Community Services

LifeBridge Community Services (LifeBridge) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people in the Greater Bridgeport area to build a brighter future.

My Deaf Child.org

Organizations that can provide you with valuable information regarding communication options, early intervention, and community support services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA)

National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf is one of the nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology, a leading career-oriented, technological university recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's "Best College Values," and by The Princeton Review as one of the top 20 colleges nationwide for "Best Career Services."

Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) – Collegiate Education for Deaf and HOH

Northwestern Connecticut Community College offers support services and courses for students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing through the Collegiate Education for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program (CEDHH).

PATH Parent to Parent / Family Voices of Connecticut

PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of Connecticut is a network of families providing informational and emotional support to others who have a child with developmental or health related needs. 

Relay Connecticut

A free public service for communication between standard (voice) users and persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled using text telephones (TTYs) or PCs via the Internet.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

RIT is a vibrant community teeming with students collaborating with experts and specialists: a hub of innovation and creativity. It is an intersection of disciplines, a launching pad for a brilliant career, and a highly unique state of mind.

Soundbridge (CREC)

Soundbridge is a regional program that provides specialized expertise and technology to promote listening and speaking in children with hearing loss. Now in its 49th year, Soundbridge provides a full continuum of services designed to meet the varied needs of children with hearing loss from birth to 21.

State Education Resource Center (SERC)

SERC is a quasi-public agency primarily funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education. SERC provides professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts.

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

TDI (formally known as Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. ) was established in 1968 originally to promote further distribution of TTYs in the deaf community and to publish an annual national directory of TTY numbers. Today, it is an active national advocacy organization focusing its energies and resources to address equal access issues in telecommunications and media for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, and deaf-blind.

The Deaf Resource Library

The Deaf Resource Library is a virtual library—an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics. While I have a bias towards cultural Deaf models, I have tried to include more material about hard of hearing issues as well.

We Connect Now

We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

History of ASD

The first school for the deaf in the United States, ASD has a rich history.

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Support the School

There are many ways to support the school and Every Gift Counts.

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Tiger Sports

Program featuring competitive teams in seven sports and membership in the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association.

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Sign Language Classes

ASD offers community sign classes three times a year for adults, youth, and babies.

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