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ADARA: Professional Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

President: Timothy Beatty
Public Information Contact: Sherri Gallagher, National Office Coordinator
Address: P.O. Box 480
Voice: (301) 293-8969
TTY: (301) 293-8969
Fax: (301) 293-9698
Internet: www.adara.org
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The mission of ADARA is to facilitate professional development, networking opportunities, and public policies for a multidisciplinary membership of professionals who provide personal services to individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, and deaf-blind. Holds biannual convention; contact ADARA for date and location. A professional/consumer newsletter/bulletin and professional online publications are available.

Publications:
JADARA
Frequency: quarterly
Type: journal
The Update
Frequency: quarterly
Type: professional newsletter

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American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)

Director of Advocacy: Cheri Dowling
:
Address: 800 Florida Avenue, NE, #2047
Voice: (800) 942-2732
Toll-free Voice: (800) 942-2732
TTY:
Fax: (410) 795-0965
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) supports and educates families of deaf and hard-of-hearing children, and advocates for high-quality programs and services. Holds convention every two years; contact ASDC for date and location. Consumer brochures and a magazine are available.

Publications:
The Endeavor
Frequency: quarterly
Type: consumer magazine

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BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc. (BEGINNINGS)

Executive Director: Joni Alberg, Ph.D.
Public Information Contact: Judy Werbicki, Administrative Assistant
Address: 302 Jefferson Street, Suite 110
Voice: (919) 850-2746
Toll-free Voice: (800) 541-4327 (In-state only)
TTY: (919) 850-2746
Fax: (919) 850-2804
Internet: www.ncbegin.org
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc., (BEGINNINGS) provides support and information in an impartial manner to parents and professionals dealing with deaf and hard-of-hearing issues in children. BEGINNINGS also provides impartial information on communication options, placement, and educational programs; workshops for professional personnel who work with children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing; and advocacy and support for young people. Fact sheets, brochures, a parent manual, and reports are available, with some materials in Spanish.

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Center on Human Policy (CHP)

Director: Steven J. Taylor, Ph.D.
Information Coordinator: Rachael A. Zubal-Ruggieri
Address: Syracuse University, School of Education, 805 South Crouse Avenue
Voice: (315) 443-3851
Toll-free Voice: (800) 894-0826
Fax: (315) 443-4338
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The Center on Human Policy (CHP) is a Syracuse University-based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to ensure the rights of people with disabilities. CHP is involved in a variety of activities, including policy studies, research, information and referral, training and consultation, and information dissemination. A range of professional/consumer publications is available. The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies (CHPLDS) is an expansion of CHP. CHPLDS is a network of academic programs, centers, student organizations, and affiliated faculty that—through research, teaching, and advocacy—promotes and protects the rights of people with disabilities and examines disability as an aspect of diversity in society.

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Children of Deaf Adults International, Inc. (CODA)

President: Carmel Batson
National CODA Outreach Contact: Thomas Bull
Address: P.O. Box 30715
Voice: (805) 682-0997
TTY: (805) 682-0997
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
Children of Deaf Adults International, Inc., (CODA) promotes family awareness and individual growth in hearing children of deaf parents. CODA provides educational opportunities, promotes self-help, organizes advocacy efforts, and acts as a resource for the membership and various communities. Holds annual conference; contact CODA for date and location. A professional/consumer newsletter, directory, fact sheets, brochures, and books are available.

Publications:
The CODA Connection
Frequency: quarterly
Type: newsletter

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Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD)

Chief Executive Officer: Benjamin Soukup, L.L.D.
Public Information Contact: Rick Norris, Public Relations
Address: 102 North Krohn Place
Voice: (605) 367-5760
Toll-free Voice: (800) 642-6410
TTY: (605) 367-5761
Toll-free TTY: (866) 273-3323
Fax: (605) 367-5958
Internet: www.c-s-d.org
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc., (CSD) is a world leader in providing broad-based quality human service programs and telecommunication relay services for consumers who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. CSD has a staff of approximately 2,000 people in facilities across the United States. CSD endeavors to increase opportunities for greater independence, ensure communication accessibility, and promote public awareness of issues affecting everyone who is deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Publications:
SIGNews
Frequency: monthly
Type: newspaper for the signing community

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Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)

Executive Director: Joe Finnegan
Executive Director: Joe Finnegan
Address: P.O. Box 1778
Voice: (904) 810-5200
TTY: (904) 810-5200
Fax: (904) 810-5525
Internet: www.ceasd.org
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) is an association of schools and programs involved with the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Founded in 1868, CEASD is committed to promoting excellence within a continuum of equitable educational opportunities for children and adults who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. At the national level, CEASD serves as an advocate for the deaf and hard-of-hearing with governmental bodies that establish educational policy and implement federal legislation. Holds annual convention; contact CEASD for date and location. A professional journal, newsletter, directory, brochures/pamphlets, and online publications are available.

Publications:
American Annals of the Deaf
Frequency: quarterly journal
Type: supplemented by an annual reference issue of schools and programs

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Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action (FOLDA)

Founding President: Alice L. Hagemeyer, M.L.S.
Address: 2930 Craiglawn Road
Voice: (301) 563-9062 (VP)ophone)
TTY: (301) 572-5168
Fax: (301) 572-5168
Internet: www.folda.net
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action (FOLDA) is a public service of Library for Deaf Action, the deaf-owned deaf cultural programming business of Alice L. Hagemeyer. FOLDA has no membership dues. FOLDA encourages the deaf community to become involved in activities of their local public library and its friends. Organizations serving the deaf wishing to keep up with library news and deaf cultural programs may register at http://imadeamericagreat.webs.com/foldaenews.htm.

Publications:
FOLDA E: News
Frequency: regularly updated
Type: newsletter

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Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, Public Relations and Publications

Director of Public Relations and Publications: Danielle Puzio
Information Services Coordinator: Anita Gilbert
Address: 800 Florida Avenue, NE
Voice: (202) 651-5051
TTY: (202) 651-5051
Fax: (202) 651-5708
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The Public Relations and Publications Office at Gallaudet University’s (GU’s) Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center provides information about diverse topics related to deaf and hard-of-hearing children and young adults from infancy to age 21. The office responds to inquiries and also collaborates with authors from within the Gallaudet community and nationwide to design, produce, and disseminate books, videotapes, periodicals, and other information related to deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Fact sheets, brochures, and a directory are available.

Frequency:
Odyssey
Frequency: semiannual
Type: magazine
World Around You
Frequency: monthly
Type: online magazine for deaf and hard-of-hearing teens

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Gallaudet University (GU) and Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

President: Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz
Executive Director, Communications and Public Relations: Catherine Murphy
Address: 800 Florida Avenue, NE
Voice: (202) 651-5000
Toll-free Voice: (800) 995-0550
TTY: (202) 651-5000
TTY: (202) 651-5866 (videophone)
Fax: (202) 651-5508
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
Gallaudet University is the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center ensures that the diverse population of deaf and hard-of-hearing students (birth through age 21) in the nation are educated and empowered and have the linguistic competence to maximize their potential as productive and contributing members of society. The Research Institute is a leading center for research on deafness. National and international programs, including regional extension centers, conferences, sign language classes, summer programs, and international outreach, annually serve approximately 33,000 people.

Publications:
Gallaudet Today
Frequency: quarterly
Type: magazine/newsletter combination
On the Green
Frequency: biweekly
Type: newsletter

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National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Chief Executive Officer: Howard Rosenblum
Address: 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Voice: (301) 587-1788
Fax: (301) 587-1791
Internet: www.nad.org
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), founded in 1880, is a federation of state associations, organizational and corporate affiliates, and individuals advocating for the civil rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans. NAD’s advocacy work encompasses a broad spectrum of areas such as accessibility, education, employment, health care, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The NAD Web site offers advocacy information and resources related to legal rights and other concerns affecting individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Publications:
NADmag
Frequency: published two times a year (Summer/Winter)
Type: professional/consumer magazine

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National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS)

Executive Director: Linda K. Jackson
Executive Assistant: Carolyne Pope
Address: 16880 Middlebelt Road, Suite 3
Voice: (734) 522-2900
Fax: (734) 522-0900
Internet: www.nbc-his.com
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS) is an independent, nonprofit corporation established to develop and promulgate eligibility standards for certification; to develop, process, administer, and score certification examinations based on research; and to award board certification to successful applicants. A professional directory, fact sheets, and online publications are available.

Publications:
Hear & Now
Frequency: quarterly
Type: newsletter

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Postsecondary Education Programs Network (pepnet 2)

pepnet 2 Director: Cathy McLeod
Address: 18111 Nordhoff Street
Internet: www.pepnet.org
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
Pepnet2 (pn2) recognizes the full range of postsecondary education and training options available for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities, and strives to enhance the capacity of those institutions to appropriately serve this diverse student population. Pn2 is a national collaboration of professionals with expertise in a broad array of content areas and a variety of environments, including research, technology, personnel development, media production, and technical assistance. Our mission and the focus of our resources is to increase the education, career, and lifetime choices available to individuals who are deaf or hard-of- hearing. Our resources include live, one-on-one assistance in a variety of communication modes, in-person and online training, and materials that are downloadable, printable or available as hard copies. Pn2 is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education.

Publications:
PEPNet Perspectives
Frequency: semiannual
Type: newsletter

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TASH

Executive Director: Barb Trader
Public Information Contact: Tabitha Johnson-Graham, Membership Coordinator
Address: 1025 Vermont Avenue, 7th Floor
Voice: (202) 263-5600
Fax: (202) 637-0138
Internet: www.tash.org
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
TASH is an international membership association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals who work in the disability field. The association promotes the full participation of people with disabilities in integrated community settings that support the same quality of life available to people without disabilities. TASH sponsors an annual conference and topical workshops; see website for details. TASH also provides information and referral resources, renders targeted advocacy, and produces a magazine and quarterly journal.

Publications:
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
Frequency: quarterly
Type: professional scientific journal
TASH Connections
Frequency: bimonthly
Type: news magazine

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Holley Institute

President: Ardis J. Gardella
Address: 22151 Moross Road, Professional Building I, Suite 223
Voice: (313) 343-7583
Voice: (313) 343-7484
TTY: (313) 343-8789
Fax: (313) 343-4111
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The mission of the Holley Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1993, is to assist deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing individuals by providing services and programs aimed at improving their quality of life. Institute volunteers screen newborn infants for hearing loss at St. John Hospital in Detroit, MI. The institute owns and operates the Holley Family Village, located in Brooklyn, MI, where it offers educational, recreational, and mental health programs for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing children, teens, adults, and their families. The institute also offers American Sign Language classes at some Michigan locations.

Publications:
The Holley Institute Newsletter
Frequency: published quarterly
Type: other

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World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)

President: Markku Jokinen
Administrative Secretary: Phillipa Sandholm
Address: P.O. Box 65, FIN-00401
Voice: +358-9-580-3573
Fax: +358-9-580-3572
Internet: www.wfdeaf.org
Last updated: 2011 Jun 30

Description:
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is dedicated to promoting the human and social rights of people who are deaf. WFD advocates for their full participation in society by equalizing opportunities, strengthening the status of sign language, advancing educational opportunities for people who are deaf and promoting their access to information, and stimulating the efforts of national associations of the deaf to improve the overall situation of deaf communities in every country. For information about conferences, camps, and meetings, contact WFD. Informational materials are available.

Publications:
WFD NEWS
Frequency:
WFD Newsletter
Frequency: published six times per year
Type: for members

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