EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Parent-Infant Program (PIP) – Lea’s Family Shares Their Love

When Lea Tsukimura was identified as Deaf at birth, her parents Betsy and Aya were worried about what that meant for their family. Would she be able to succeed in school? Could she have the same opportunities as other children? Would she ever understand how much they love her? Luckily for them, Betsy and Aya found and enrolled in the Parent-Infant Program at Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center where they and Lea are taught American Sign Language, as well as techniques for communicating in English.

Ned Behnke Speech-Language Preschool – HSDC Testimonials

DEAF & HARD OF HEARING ISSUES              

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

Advocacy services for Deaf women who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL)

Provides information, promotes advocacy and mentorship, and creates a network for individuals with hearing loss interested in or working in health care fields.

American Sign Language Interpreter Network

A strong community of sign language interpreters providing the best match for your communication need.

California State University, Northridge: National Center on Deafness

The National Center on Deafness at California State University in Northridge. It is a program that ensures Deaf and hard of hearing students have full access to all of the college programs. Currently, the college enrolls more than two hundred Deaf students per semester.

Deaf Blind Service Center (DBSC)

Provides information, referral, and advocacy services to people in the DeafBlind community.

Deafness Research Foundation

Provides research information about deafness.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Disabled Students

Scroll down to “Hearing Impairment” to find specific scholarships for students with hearing loss.

Gallaudet University

Provides undergraduate and graduate programs for Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students.

Gallaudet Research Institute

Gathers and analyzes data concerning the demographic and academic characteristics of Deaf and hard of hearing populations, primarily to provide information needed by educators in the field.

GoGrad

Offers college scholarship opportunities for grads with hearing loss (and others).

National Association for the Deaf (NAD)

Provides information, referral, and advocacy services to people in the Deaf community.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

World’s first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Office of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Washington (ODHH)

Maintains a comprehensive information and referral system for Deaf and hard of hearing people around the state.

Washington State Association for the Deaf

Promotes, protects and preserves the rights and quality of life of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the state of Washington.

Washington State DeafBlind Citizens

Encourages and promotes educational, economic, and social welfare and defends the rights of DeafBlind citizens.

HEARING HEALTH, TINNITUS,  & HEARING AIDS

American Academy of Audiology

Information about hearing, tinnitus, hearing aids, how to understand your audiogram, what you should know about hearing loss, newborn hearing screening, and help you to locate an audiologist in your area.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Provides information about hearing and balance disorders and diseases, testing and treatment, and help you to locate an audiologist in your area.

American Tinnitus Association

Provides information about tinnitus and treatment options.

Healthy Hearing

Online information source on hearing, causes and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, hearing aids, cochlear implants, hearing aid batteries, and all other audiology and hearing health topics.

Hearing Loss Association

This is the Washington branch, formerly Washington State Association – Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (WASA-SHHH), a non-profit membership-driven organization dedicated to the well-being of all individuals with hearing loss.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The Stuttering Foundation

National Stuttering Association – Washington Chapter

The International Dyslexia Assocation

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Apraxia Kids

Washington State Learning Standards/Expectations for Each Grade

VIDEOS & RESOURCES

American Sign Language (ASL)

Amy and Ariele from Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center Seattle office teach you some fun Valentine’s Day-themed ASL signs.

HELPFUL ARTICLES

Addiction Treatment Resources for Americans with Disabilities

The Disabled Job Seeker’s Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

A How-to Guide on Job Searching with a Disability

Socialization and the Child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing