Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

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Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Vocational School Tip Sheet for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
This PEPNet tip sheet provides information regarding the factors that a student who is deaf or hard of hearing should consider when choosing a professional, trade or vocational school for careers such as EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), massage therapy, firefighting, truck driving, and others?
Transitioning to College Tip Sheet for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Transitioning from high school to a post-secondary educational environment is exciting but challenging for all students. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing often face different and greater challenges than typical students. This PEPNet tip sheet is one in a series of publications that addresses services provided to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It discusses the challenges faced during the transition from high school to the post-secondary educational environment. It also addresses many questions that deaf students, in particular, may have about this period of transition.
School and Family Transition Assessment Tool for Youth and Young Adults with a Diagnosis of Deaf/Blindness
This resources is a reflective school and family transition assessment tool for youth and young adults with a diagnosis of deaf/blindness
Transition Skills Guidelines for Youth and Young Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
This resources from Gallaudet University's Laurent Clerc Center National Deaf Education Center provides K-12 Guidelines regarding transition related skills for youth and young adults who are deaf/hard of hearing.
Alexander Graham Bell Association: College Transitions
Three college graduates who are deaf or hard of hearing share their perspectives on researching, choosing and transitioning into a college or university.
Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deaf-Blind (PPDB)
The PPDB exists to provide support for individuals with deafblindness and their families through a family-driven network. We support our members as they deal with the daily issues of life. PPDB has developed a guide to assist with transition which is available on their site.
Discover Your Future
A summer program designed for 10th - 12th grade college-bound deaf and hard of hearing students who want to learn more about themselves, their skills, and potential careers.
Explore Your Future: Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students
Explore Your Future (EYF) is a six-day career exploration program at Rochester Institute of Technology for college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who will be in their junior or senior year. This program focuses on personal growth and career awareness for students as they begin to think about college
Hands and Voices
Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hand & Voices provides non-biased information about communication methodologies and believes that families can make the best choices for their child if they have access to good information and support.
Helen Keller National Center
The Helen Keller National Center provides information for youth and young adults who are deaf-blind. Information about training for employment and independent living is available, along with general information about deaf-blindness.
Hiram G. Andrews Center: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
The Hiram G. Andrews Center provides a comprehensive program of services featuring the integration of education on campus at the Commonwealth Technical Institute, counseling, evaluation and physical restoration in a barrier-free environment. The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services unit, under the direction of a vocational rehabilitation manager, includes a Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and certified interpreters.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
The primary mission of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is to provide deaf and hard of hearing students with outstanding state of the art technical and professional education programs, complemented by a strong arts and science curriculum, that prepares them to live and work in the mainstream of a rapidly changing global community and enhance their lifelong learning.
Pepnet2: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Pepnet2 is an organization and website dedicated to improving postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities. The website contains classes, training modules resources and professional communities related to postsecondary education. It includes information for high school students who are college bound.
Map It! What Comes Next (for students who are deaf or hard of hearing)
This is a free, online, interactive training designed for transition-aged students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The training utilizes three questions: 1. Who Am I?, 2. What Do I Want?, 3. How Do I Get There? Video vignettes signed in ASL with spoken English and written transcription, self assessments, and a series of interactive questions guide students as they identify their goals and develop strategies to achieve them.
Getting Hired
This is a site for job seekers and employers with career tools including career assessment, job recommendations and interview training with captioned videos.
National Association of the Deaf
The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to preserve, promote and protect the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States.
Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf
The mission of PSAD is to work to maximize the participation and productivity of its Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens within the larger society of Pennsylvania through education, advocacy and services.
Success for Kids with Hearing Loss
This is a website for professionals and family members seeking more information about the learning and social issues of children with hearing loss and what one can do to better support the future success of these children. Some of the resources are available at no cost and some are available for a fee. These are designed to be easy to understand quickly, and practical to use.
Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
The Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH) is an office within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry that serves all 67 counties. ODHH is your first stop on the path to learn about anything and everything related to hearing loss, such as services, technology, sign language interpreters, or laws that require equal access for people who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
Effective Practices in Secondary Transition for Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Jan. 22, 2014
Transitioning from high school to a post-secondary educational, employment, and/or community environment is exciting but challenging for all individuals. Youth and young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing often face different and greater challenges than their peers. This webinar will present information regarding effective practice programs and services that are targeted specifically for transition age youth and young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.