Resources for teachers in Deaf education, including a calendar of workshops and conferences, job postings in Deaf education, and a comprehensive listing of Deaf education preparatory programs in the U.S. and Canada.
InfoToGo at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Centralized source of information on topics dealing with deafness and hearing loss in young people under 21 years of age
Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE)
Services for individuals from birth to 21 years with a combined vision and hearing loss, including services for families and service providers. Formerly known as GLARCDBE.
Gallaudet Research Institute (GRI)
Demographic and academic data on deaf and hard-of-hearing students for educators
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)
National association of schools and educational programs involved with the education of deaf and hard of hearing individuals
The National Agenda: Moving Forward on Achieving Educational Equality for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Goals for improving the quality and nature of educational services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students developed by a collaboration of professionals, parents, and consumers.
Council of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID)
National organization for teachers, administrators, educational interpreters, residential personnel, and other concerned professionals involved in education of the deaf
Kids World Deaf Net (KWDN)
National communication network for parents and professionals involved in the education of deaf and hard of hearing children
National Deaf Education Project
National reform effort to work toward the development of a quality communication and language-driven educational delivery system for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Ohio Department of Education (ODE)
Office for Exceptional Children (OEC)
Office within ODE responsible for students with disabilities, including deafness
Office of Educator Licensure
Office within the Center for the Teaching Profession at ODE which issues licenses for professionals involved in education, including interpreters
Applications for Licenses
View and print license applications to submit
Application Status & Current License Information
Access the status of license applications and licenses held by individuals
Statewide Testing & Assessments
Information about statewide tests in Ohio
Ohio Statewide Testing Program Rules Book -- Accomodations for Tests
The Rules Book includes the legal requirements for testing accommodations and an appendix which gives additional information on accommodations. You will find these listed in the Table of Contents as Accommodations and as Appendix J: Statewide Assessments Accommodations for Students with Disabilities.
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Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Serves parents and education professionals working with students with disabilities. Formerly known as ORCLISH.
Special Education Regional Resource Centers (SERRCs)
Sixteen regional centers around Ohio provide resources for professionals working with students with disabilities, including deafness
U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC EC)
Information and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities
Search engine at DeafEd.net to find Deafness-related information across the internet
Library at OSD
The Ohio School for the Deaf Library serves as a center on deafness with materials about deafness, deaf education, sign language, and deaf culture. Materials are available on loan in person or by mail.
Ohio Association of the Deaf (OAD)
Ohio chapter of the National Association of the Deaf
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Advocacy organization of Deaf individuals safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of Deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans
American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB)
National consumer organization of, by and for Americans with a combined hearing and vision loss
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
National organization providing support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Hands & Voices
Hands & Voices is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.
Ohio Department of Education Early Childhood Education
Information for early childhood educators
Ohio Department of Health Infant Hearing Program
Information about hearing screening for infants and the
Regional Infant Hearing Program
, which assists families in connecting to resources and services for infants with hearing loss
Described and Captioned Media Program
There is a free service for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind! The Described and Captioned Media Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide free-loan captioned educational media for use by school personnel (grades K–12) and families.
Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OCRID)
OCRID is the state chapter of the national professional organization for interpreters, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Check out the
page for a listing of Deafness and interpreting related events in Ohio and beyond. Check out the Links pages for many general interpreting sites.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
RID is the national professional organization for sign language interpreters
National Interpreter Education Center (NEIC)
Coordinates the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers
Training for Professionals
Deaf Ed Teacher Preparation Programs
Comprehensive listing of teacher preparations programs in the U.S. and Canada provided by DeafEd.net
Interpreter Training Programs in the U.S. and Canada
RID's searchable database for ITPs
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