National Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources 

  • AG Bell  A National organization around since 1890

  • 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 caption  ed 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.
  • 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 Hands & Voices
  • 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.
  • 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 
  • PepNet:  PepNet is an organization whose focus is to increase the education, career and lifetime choices for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, by building capacity of individuals, institutions, and agencies to effectively serve this diverse population.  They also strive to improve post secondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occuring disabilities. 

NYS Health Department Early Intervention:

This is the most important link to New York State Early Intervention for Deaf/HH children ages 0-3.  Parents can learn how to apply for home services through their county.

Parent to Parent o​f NYS

Parent to Parent of NYS is a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information.


NYS Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

earlyintervention/newbornhearing screening

Parents will find information about early hearing screening, where, and why.  How to follow-up on your child's screening.

PepNet is an organization whose focus is to increase the education, career, and lifetime choices for those who are deaf and hard of hearing, by building the capacity of individuals, institutions, and agencies to effectively serve this diverse population.  They also strive to improve postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities.  Lots of info here!

Deaf Blind Resource

  • NY Parent Association for Deafblind: A great resources for families who live in New York State and have a child or young adult who is deafblind (cobmination of vision and hearing loss to vaying degree). They serve families with children from birth -21 years of age. Lots of resources are available on their webpage. 

2 Ears 2 Learn

2 Ears 2 Learn: A non-profit dedicated to helping children affected by Microtia and Aural Atresia.

Microtia and Aural Atresia are developmental problems of the external ear and ear canal.  They are usually one sided (unilateral) but occasionally can occur with both ears (bilateral).  Most people understand that bilateral hearing loss is a profound handicap, but most are unaware of the significant handicap caused by unilateral hearing loss and how it affects a child’s ability to learn.



New York State
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Resources 


  • Cleary School for the Deaf  Nesconset, Long Island, New York 

Advocacy/ Legal Issues 


  • Nectac site: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center - supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of IDEA .
  • Wrights Law website: Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Resources

  • ASLdeafined.comAn video based resource for learning ASL.
  • The Center for Accessible Technology in Sign (CATS)goal is to enhance language, literacy and general world knowledge by providing tools which make text, captions, video, web pages, and multimedia accessible to deaf users, particularly children.​
  • Cochlear Implant Online - Cochlear Implant Online is an online resource that provides readers with the latest news and commentary on issues related to hearing loss, cochlear implants, and rehabilitation

  • Deaf An online store

  • Label & LearnTheir goal is to inspire communication between parents, teachers, therapists and children by providing innovative and accessible products that express style, fun and function
  • Through Your Child EyesA video for hearing parents with information about teaching Sign Language to young children in English and Spanish
  • - 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
  • Social Security Disability SecretsThis web site provides information about getting through the red tape of the Social Security process for children with special needs
  • Why SignExploring the Benefits of Sign Language.