Texas Hands & Voices has created this resource page to help families with deaf and hard of hearing children and the professionals who serve them. It is a "living document" and as such will change from time to time. If you do not find what you are looking for or have a suggestion for addition information that we have not included here or in the links on the sidebar, please contact us at Texas Hands & Voices and fill out the comment form.
NOTE: These links are in alphabetical order and may not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of Texas Hands & Voices, and we rely on our membership to deem what is of value to their own interests.
About.com Links page for Deafness and Hard of Hearing issues
Another Path: A parent site on homeschooling your deaf hard of hearing child.
Babyhearing.org: A Boystown site for parents devoted to newborn hearing screening
Captioned Media Program (CMP): Free-loan captioned media; Video/CD_ROM/Internet Streaming
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
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.
Christy's Kids official web site the official site of "Survivors" Christy Smith.
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 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.
Deaf Resources.com: An online store .
Gallaudet University - Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center: Working for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Throughout the United States
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 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.
Idea Practices: A site that strives to answer questions about I.D.E.A.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act : The official site for I.D.E.A.
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
Label & Learn: Their goal is to inspire communication between parents, teachers, therapists and children by providing innovative 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.
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.
Listen Up web page: Lots of great links and information
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 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.
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.
NCHAM infanthearing.org serves as the National Technical Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems.
Nectac site: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center - supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of IDEA .
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/.
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.
Smart Ears – Giving Deaf Children Equal Voice
Smart Ears – Working with Babies with Hearing Loss: Free Mini Video Lessons
TEHDI – Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention website
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.