Week 1 – May 2nd, 2023Theme: State Deaf-Blind Project

Do your families know how to find your state Deaf-Blind Project? The OSEP funded National Center on Deaf-Blindness has a list of Deaf-Blind Projects for every state. State Deaf-Blind projects work with early intervention, families and PTIs to help children access education and transition needs. https://www.nationaldb.org/state-deaf-blind-projects/

Week 2 – May 9th, 2023 Theme: Recursos para Familias

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness has so many resources available for Spanish-speaking families. Share this resource page to Spanish-speaking families affected by Deaf-Blindness to find resources from an overview of Deaf-Blindness to long-term impact of social skills.  https://www.nationaldb.org/for-families/learning-resources/recursos-para-familias/

Week 3 – May 16th, 2023 Theme: Deaf Postsecondary Data Dashboard

Did you know “research shows that deaf people are not completing college degrees, getting jobs, or earning as much as hearing people?” The OSEP Funded National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes has a data dashboard where you can view these statistics on the national and state levels as well as by occupation. https://nationaldeafcenter.org/resources/research-data/dashboard/

Week 4 – May 23rd, 2023 Theme: Self-Paced Courses from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

The National Deaf Center has online learning modules in a self-paced environment that offer continuing education credits. One module of interest is entitled, “Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf People.” Please note that you must register with NDC to view this and other modules.  https://nationaldeafcenter.org/courses/attitudes-and-biases-as-barriers-for-deaf-people-2/

Week 5 – May 30th, 2023 Theme: Deafverse

Are you working with a family that wants to engage their deaf teenager in skill building for high school and beyond? The National Deaf Center has created an online choose-your-own-adventure game called Deafverse to help build skills in decision making, confidence and self-advocacy and job readiness. https://nationaldeafcenter.org/deafverse/