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Cochlear Implant Education Center
The Cochlear Implant Education Center (CIEC) is a unit of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University. They investigate, evaluate, and disseminate effective practices related to cochlear implant technology and the education and lives of deaf children from birth through high school.
Gallaudet University
Through partnerships with host colleges, Gallaudet University Regional Center at Northern Essesx Community Collegehelp Gallaudet and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center bring the resources and expertise of Gallaudet University to sites across the country via the provision of extension courses, training programs, workshops, conferences, enrichment programs, and technical assistance. They also offer an extensive lending library of resources. The GURCs are coordinated by the College of Professional Studies and Outreach.
Harris Communications
Harris Communications is the nationwide retailer of assistive products for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Find vibrating alarm clocks, visual signalers, amplified telephones, sign language books & DVDs and more.

Hands and Voices
Hands & Voices is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing impaired and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.

Sorenson Communications
Sorenson Communications ( provides the highest-quality communication products and services for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. These industry-leading communication offerings include the Sorenson VP-200® videophone, Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®) and Sorenson IP Relay (SIPRelay®).

Sorenson Communications’ videophones are the only customized videophones with auto-updating technology, which include the latest video communication features for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Sorenson VRS ( empowers deaf and hard-of-hearing callers to conduct video relay conversations through a qualified sign language interpreter. Go to to apply for your FREE videophone.

Northeast Deaf and Hard of hearing Services
Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services(NDHHS) is New Hampshire's "one-stop" resources for services specific to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community and for information about hearing loss. They provide information regarding sign language interpreter requests, communication access, family sign language classes as well as advocacy and resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals here in the State of New Hampshire.

Multi_Sensory Intervention
M.I.C.E.(Multi-sensory Intervention through Consultation and Education ) is a statewide program providing educational and developmental services to sensory impaired infants, ages birth to three years. The purpose of this program is to identify infants at risk for, or diagnosed with, a vision or hearing loss and to provide early intervention services. Blindness and deafness do not occur as frequently as other disabilities. Therefore, M.I.C.E. Program services are specifically designed to assist families and community agency personnel in learning how to care for and work with the unique abilities and needs of each child with vision and hearing loss.

Laurent Clerc Natioanl Deaf Education Center
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (Clerc Center) at Gallaudet University works in collaboration with a network of exemplary programs and professionals to identify, research, develop, evaluate and disseminate innovative curricula, materials, educational strategies, and technologies for deaf and hard of hearing students. The Clerc Center also provides training and technical assistance to families and programs throughout the United States, and serves as a model individualized educational program, working in close partnership with our students and their families.

Shared Reading Project
The Shared Reading Project is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to read to their deaf and hard of hearing children using American Sign Language, and to use strategies to make book sharing most effective.

 This site helps explain what the Shared Reading Project is, how it works, what is the research behind it, what we are learning, and how sites around the United States can set up their own Shared Reading Project.
National Assiciation of the Deaf

 The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
The DCMP provides a free-loan media program of over 4,000 open-captioned titles (videos, CD-ROM, and DVD). Deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, parents, and others may borrow materials. There are no rental, registration, or postage fees.

Beginnings for parents of Children who are Deaf or hard of Hearing
BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc., has served families as a non-profit organization, since 1987. BEGINNINGS was established to provide emotional support and access to information as a central resource for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, age birth through 21. BEGINNINGS provides an impartial approach to meeting the diverse needs of these families and the professionals who serve them. The mission of BEGINNINGS is to inform and empower parents as they make decisions about their child.

American Society for Deaf Children
The ASDC was founded in 1967 as a parent-helping-parent network. Their mission is to provide support, encouragement and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Children's Hospital Boston
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Children's Hospital Boston provides comprehensive evaluation and consultative services to deaf and hard of hearing children, their physicians, families, schools, and other agencies. Caring for more than 1,000 children and their families each year, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program's interdisciplinary team includes hearing and deaf professionals who are experienced in working with infants, children, and adolescents with varying degrees of hearing loss. Staff includes specialists in the fields of:
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • American Sign Language
  • Psychology
  • Child psychiatry
  • Audiology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Deafness and Hearing Loss
  • Deaf Education