Collaborative Community Resources

The Collaborative Community Resources page is designed with you, the professional working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, in mind. Experts in the field provide a variety of resources based on different communication philosophies in a collaborative effort. Use the links to find what you need to support your educational efforts.

CID, Central Institute for the Deaf, is a school where children from birth to age 12 who are deaf and hard of hearing learn to listen, talk, read, and succeed. The CID Emerson Center Professional Development provides support for professional working with children with hearing loss through the use of online courses, educational products, workshops, guided observations, and consulting. Learn more about CID.  

Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss is a resource and information website designed primarily to meet the needs of teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing without communication method bias. Our mission is to improve the futures of children with hearing loss via information, carefully selected products, and professional development opportunities. Sign up for our free topical Bimonthly Updates or visit our extensive resource pages. Learn more about Supporting Success.

While providing an exemplary education to the students attending Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), the Clerc Center works in partnership with a network of programs and schools throughout the nation to identify and share best practices in the field. This partnership is the cornerstone for activities designed to have national impact. Its goal is the provision of quality educational opportunities to all students, with emphasis on students who are lower achieving academically, who come from families that speak a language other than English in the home, who have additional disabilities, who are members of diverse racial or cultural groups, or who live in rural areas. The Clerc Center publishes and disseminates materials and information, establishes and publicizes its research priorities through a process allowing for public input, and provides training and technical assistance to families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and the professionals who work with them.  Learn more about Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc Center.

 Founded in 1947 by John and Dela White, Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children is a private, non-profit school for children with hearing loss, as well as for children with typical hearing. A listening and spoken language school, we offer stimulating educational programs with an excellent clinical and teaching staff and state-of-the-art technology. Our professional staff includes certified audiologists, speech language pathologists and several LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist/Educators.  Learn more about Sunshine Cottage.

NCDB, a national technical assistance center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, works to improve educational outcomes and quality of life for children (birth through 21) with deaf-blindness and provide support to their families. Our work, which focuses on key initiative areas (early intervention, families, qualified personnel, literacy, and transition) is conducted in collaboration with state deaf-blind projects throughout the country. Learn more about National Center on Deaf-Blindness.

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