Organizations / Agencies

American Society for Deaf Children – IMPACT is an affiliate organization
ASL Access – non-profit organization devoted to providing libraries with ASL videos
BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc
Cal-Ed – Statewide organization for Teachers of the Deaf
California’s Deaf and Disabled Telecommunication Program
California Department of Education
Special Education Division
Captioned Media Program
CODIE – Center on Deafness, Inland Empire
Communication Services for the Deaf
DCARA – Deaf Counselling, Advocacy and Referral Agency
D.E.A.F. – Deaf Education & Access Foundation
DEAF AZTLAN is a website for the Deaf Latino/Hispanic Community
DHHSC – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center – Service/advocacy agency for deaf and hard of hearing clients in Central California
DCSOFSD – Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc.
Gallaudet’s Laurent Clerc Center
GLAD – Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness, Inc.
Hearing Society for the Bay Area, Inc.
National Association for the Deaf
Norcal Center on Deafness – Service/advocacy agency for deaf and hard of hearing clients in Northern California
OCDEAF – Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation
Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.
Sound Bytes, website for SHHH Orange County Chapter

Legislation / Laws / Parent Rights

How IDEA Applies to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students – from the Laurent Clerc Center at Gallaudet University.
Listen-Up – great site for families advocating for their students; includes info regarding parent complaints, letters, etc. and identifies areas in which legal precedence has been set.
The Policymaker Partnership for Implementing IDEA – one-stop IDEA information

Books for Parents

The Silent Garden By Dr. Paul Ogden – one of the best books for parents just starting out

Audiological / Hearing-Related Sites

Have You Ever Wondered About…Growing Up Without Hearing
Have You Ever Wondered About…The Ear and Hearing
How to Read Your Audiogram – Somewhat technical but informative site on audiograms
The Anatomy of the Ear
The Soundry
The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Virtual Tour of the Ear

Sign Language Resources

How Deaf People Communicate – Gallaudet University
Handspeak – Online Sign Language Dictionary
American Sign Language – Online fingerspelling practice and training

Local Communities

dDeaf World – Local television program for Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Riverbank, Waterford, Ceres, Hughson, Salida, Ecalon, Empire, Hilmar, Denair, Ripon, Delhi and Hickman


Deaf Digest
HIP Magazine
Odyssey – Magazine for parents of deaf children and the professionals who serve them
Software to Go – Online database of educational software reviews
World Around You – Magazine for deaf teens

Educational Options/Programs/Methods

California School for the Deaf – Fremont
CSDF – Association of Parents, Teachers and Counselors
California School for the Deaf – Riverside
CCHAT Center – Private oral program in the Sacramento area
The John Tracy Clinic – In English and Spanish; renowned early-intervention program focusing on spoken language
The Shared Reading Project – Based at Laurent Clerc Center, growing to become a national program

Assistive Device Sellers

Communication Services for the Deaf
Communications Unlimited
Harris Communications
Oticon Hearing-aid and assistive listening device manufacturer
Phonic Ear Hearing-aid and assistive listening device manufacturer
Weitbrecht Communications Inc.

Related Articles/Sites

MSD kids get first view of ViaTV
“When Your Perfect Child is Deaf”:
Our Journey into a new and wonderful place with a strange new twist…
Breaking the Sound Barrier:
Videophones let the deaf converse in whole new way
Deaf Schools, Etc.
Gallaudet’s Technology Assessment Program
Deaf World Web
Mining Company Guide to Deafness

Other Deafness Related Sites / Resources

DeafCali’s World
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Network
RIT Deafness-Related Links – Huge list of deafness-related links