Arkansas Resources:
www.arced.org - Arkansas Coalition for the Education of Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

www.archildrens.org - Arkansas Children's Hospital

www.arkansasrid.org - Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

www.arkad.org - Arkansas Association of the Deaf

www.ualr.edu/ba/INAS/ - UALR Interpreter Education Program

www.arkdisabilityrights.org - Disability Rights Center (Arkansas Protection and Advocacy System for Individuals with Disabilities)

arksped.k12.ar.us - Arkansas Dept of Ed, Special Education

www.arkansas.gov/asd - Arkansas School for the Deaf

www.arlearn.org - Arkansas Local Education Agency Resource Network

www.uams.edu/chrp/audiospeech/default.asp - Dept of Audiology and Speech Pathology, UALR/UAMS

www.arkansas-ican.org - Increasing Capabilities Access Center/AR Rehabilitation Services, the State designated assistive technology access center for Arkansas


National Resources:

Hands & Voices

AG Bell: A National organization around since 1890

Babyhearing.org: A boystown site for parents devoted to newborn hearing screening

CEID - Center for the Education of the Infant Deaf is a model early intervention program for babies and young children who have hearing impairments and severe speech and language delays

Captioned Media Program (CMP): Free-loan captioned media; Video/CD_ROM/Internet Streaming

The National Cued Speech Association: The National Cued Speech Association champions effective communication, language development and literacy through the use of Cued Speech.

Gallaudet University - Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center: Working for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Throughout the United States

Hearing Loss Association of America: The Mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy. Of special interest is their Academy Program which is focused on disseminating a wide range of general knowledge.

John Tracy Clinic: John Tracy Clinic provides, worldwide and without charge, parent-centered services to young children with a hearing loss offering families hope, guidance and encouragement. *Aqui En Espanol

The Leadership Institute: for Interpreters (LII): While founded to provide support to leaders in the field of sign language interpreting, is an organization dedicated to promoting understanding and compassion for the variety of perspectives that dominate the field and impact our consumers.

Listen Foundation: Since 1969, the LISTEN Foundation has been dedicated to teaching children who are hearing-impaired to Listen and Speak.

National Deaf Education Project NOW: The National Deaf Education Project (NDEP) was established in 1998 to articulate and work toward the development of a quality communication and language-driven educational delivery system for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology: Providing technical and professional degree programs as well as specialized access and support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students since 1968.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: NIDCD is one of the Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal focal point for biomedical research.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Library's comprehensive list Deaf and Hard of Hearing Internet Resources

SEE Center The Signing Exact English Center for the Advancement of Deaf Children is a nonprofit center that promotes the use of SEE and its principles. Parents and professionals will find information on courses, a bulletin board to ask questions, and resources for books and video training materials through its publishing company, Modern Signs Press.

The American Society for Deaf Children

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) site

The Boystown National Research Hospital

Tools for today - Tools for Today and Tomorrow is a program of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. The Tools program provides information and support to families of children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Although geared towards folks in Ohio, there are valuable resources on the site for all.

Where do we go from hear?


Deafness and Hard of Hearing Websites

Christy's Kids official web site the official site of "Survivors" Christy Smith.

A Classroom Acoustics site

About.com Links page for Deafness and Hard of Hearing issues

Another Path: A parent site on homeschooling your deaf hard of hearing child.

Chiromeme: A Deaf community resource. They aim to bring deaf memes and ideas out to the mainstream. They have Deaf news, FAQs, Links, and more.

Cuedspeech.info Nice Cued Speech site for parents. Great background and introduction to cued speech. Has links to other sites that provide training and other languages.

Deaf Resources.com: An online store .

Deaf Education 4 Parents: a guide and provide information to parents and others with regard to issues related to deafness, the education of the deaf, and Deaf culture.

Family Friendly Fun Offers family fun, family life, family health & special needs resources to promote a fun and healthy family life.

Halftheplanet.com: A resource center for people with disabilities

Healthy Hearing: Up-to-the-minute news, information and resources for those interested in hearing, causes and treatment of hearing loss, as well as hearing amplification systems.

Hearing Aids 101: an independent website designed to help consumers learn about the wide variety of hearing aids and related products on the market today.

Hearing Pocket: Need a better way for your child to wear a Cochlear Implant Speech Processor? Check out this site.

Label & Learn: Their goal is to inspire communication between parents, teachers, therapists and children by providing inovative and accessible products that express style, fun and function.

Language-matters.com A useful site since it provides interpreters ( cued and sign ) nationwide. They have a media center for ASL and Cued Speech materials and other links.

The Listen Up web page: Lots of great links and information

The Parents Voice website

Raisingdeafkids.org - This website has a lot of information about children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Most of the information is about helping parents understand their child's deafness and showing them how to help their child succeed. There is a large section on children who are deaf and have other disabilities. The site is also translated into Spanish at http://www.raisingdeafkids.org/spanish/.


Articles on Deafness Issues

Article: Hearing the Teacher Scientists Working on Acoustics to Improve Learning

Article: New Standards Should Help Children in Noisy Classrooms


Advocacy / Legal web sites

Idea Practices: A site that strives to answer questions about I.D.E.A.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act : The official site for I.D.E.A.

Nectac site: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center - supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of IDEA .

Wrights Law web site: Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.