New to Deaf Education

The following resources are designed for professionals who are new to deaf education.

2021 Education and Advocacy Summit: Deaf Education

This free summit is designed for administrators and professionals in deaf education and special education. It includes presentations and discussions on policy, best practices, and innovation related to educating deaf and hard of hearing students. All dialogue will be conducted in American Sign Language and spoken English.

Tips to Go

Tips to Go, is a resource designed to support teachers, related service providers, or family members (coming soon) of school-aged deaf or hard of hearing students (K-12). You will find handouts outlining critical information to consider in promoting a positive educational experience for these students. These tip sheets can be downloaded or are available upon request from the Clerc Center at Each handout is linked to detailed information to support the various tips.

Educating Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Guide for Professionals in General Education Settings

This three-module resource, designed at the Clerc Center in collaboration with Educational Regional Center 20 in Texas, is intended for educators in general education settings. The modules provide introductory information about students who are deaf and hard of hearing, instructional considerations for educators, and information about educational planning (IDEA, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, ADA).

Navigating a Forest of Information...One Tree at a Time

This document, developed through the Cochlear Implant Education Center at the Clerc Center, assists parents and educators in navigating their way through the extensive "forest" of information about cochlear implants. Information is formatted into modules on a variety of topics.  This resource is available in English and Spanish.

Classroom Interpreting for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Series of Guides for Parents, Professionals, and Students

This series was developed in collaboration with Dr. Brenda Schick from the University of Colorado-Boulder, for school administrators, educators, educational interpreters, parents, and students. It provides essential information on how to ensure effective interpreting support for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in mainstream schools and programs. The tips for parents and students are also available in Spanish.

Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Program Planning

This comprehensive set of guidelines, developed in collaboration between the Boston Children's Hospital and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, is for professionals to use for educational planning and parent involvement regarding the design and implementation of appropriate programs and services for children using cochlear implants. Note: This product is an update to Children with Cochlear Implants Who Sign: Guidelines for Transitioning to Oral Education or a Mainstream Setting.

Odyssey Magazine

Odyssey features articles about issues important to the families of deaf and hard of hearing children and the professionals who work with them. Each issue centers on a specific theme. Subscription is free.

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