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Access to Closed-Captioning in the Classroom Video (external link)  
This video was created for Intermediate School District 917 by Taylor Thomas, M.Ed. and Donna Greenfield, Ph. D. to demonstrate the need for students who are deaf or hard of hearing to have access to closed captions or subtitles for instructional media in the classroom.

American Annals of the Deaf (external link)  
The American Annals of the Deaf is a professional journal dedicated to quality in education and related services for deaf or hard of hearing children and adults. First published in 1847, the Annals is the oldest and most widely read English-language journal dealing with deafness and the education of deaf persons.

DeafVibe (external link)
We work with deaf clients to help them succeed through two-year Career Colleges, Training Programs, or Certification Programs and on to a rewarding career.  From help making an admissions appointment and securing financial aid on through graduation and eventual job placement, DeafVibe is here to help!

Free iPad ASL/English Storybook App (The Giant Turnip) (external link)
Interactive and bilingual ASL/English storybook app designed for visual learners, especially deaf children between the ages of 3 and 7, and their families. Based on a classic Russian story, the app covers storytelling in sign language and print. 

Gallaudet University: Visual Language and Visual Learning: An NSF Science of Learning Center (external link) 
Research Brief 11: Raising the Whole Child. Description: This VL2 research brief, by Drs. Linda Lytle and Gina Oliva, reviews the research on social-emotional development in children from birth to 12th grade, particularly focusing on deaf and hard of hearing children. The brief includes recommendations for parents and educators on how to support the deaf child's social and emotional development in order to lay the foundations for future social, academic, and life success. To cite this brief: Visual Language and Visual Learning Science of Learning Center. (2016, April). Raising the Whole Child: Addressing Social-Emotional Development in Deaf Children. (Research Brief No. 11). Washington, DC: Linda Risser Lytle & Gina A. Oliva.

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education (external link)  
The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal integrating and coordinating basic and applied research relating to individuals who are deaf, including cultural, developmental, linguistic, and educational topics.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (external link)  
The work of the Clerc Center is guided by the Education of the Deaf Act, which sets forth our mission: To raise the achievement of deaf and hard of hearing students ages birth-21 nationwide by supporting the families and professionals who work with these students. This support is in turn guided by public input gathered from educators, professionals, and families working with deaf and hard of hearing children.

Lifetrack Resources Deaf Mentor Family Program (external link)  
Deaf Mentor Family Program, at Lifetrack, focuses on the communication needs of families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing from birth to age 6. The Deaf Mentor Family program assists these families by providing instruction in American Sign Language, early visual communication methods, and Deaf Culture, through a trained Deaf Mentor.

Lifetrack Resources Deaf & Hard of Hearing Role Model Program (external link)
The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Role Model Program gives parents a positive vision for their child's future. It offers families a sense of optimism and hope by connecting them to successful Role Models who mirror their child's hearing loss and communications choices. Role Models serve to guide parents and children and offer unbiased support from someone who has experienced the challenges of being deaf or hard of hearing first hand.

Metro Deaf School (MDS) (external link)  
Metro Deaf School provides a bilingual and interdisciplinary curriculum for deaf and hard-of-hearing Pre-K - 12 students who communicate and learn using American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

Minnesota DeafBlind Project (external link)
The MN DeafBlind Technical Assistance Project provides FREE technical assistance to families, education teams and service providers of children birth through the year of their 21st birthday who have a combined vision and hearing loss or are highly suspect of having both vision and hearing loss.

Minnesota Department of Education: Special Education: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Resource Center (external link)  
The Minnesota Resource Center, part of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), provides a library of materials in various media, classes, and workshops for those seeking proficiency in sign language, interpreter resources and other services and resources for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Minnesota Resource Center is in Faribault, Minnesota, at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Minnesota Department of Education Special Ed Complaint Forms and Instructions (external link)  
The special education complaint system is designed to ensure that all students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education. The following link will lead you to the Minnesota Department of Education website for additional information.

Minnesota D/HH Licensure (external link)  
This site, created by MNCDHH, provides comprehensive information about the D/HH teacher license in Minnesota, including a historical timeline, current requirements, the current licensure review process, process to receive a license, university program overview, research links, and frequently asked questions.

Minnesota Hands & Voices (external link)  
Minnesota Hands & Voices is a first point of contact for families when their child has been identified with a hearing loss through the Minnesota Department of Health's Newborn Hearing Screening Follow-up Unit. Minnesota Hands & Voices staff is parents of children who have hearing loss and who provide information, parent-to-parent connections and social and educational programs.

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) (external link)  
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf provides residential and educational programs to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. MSAD enrolled its first student in 1863 and takes pride in a rich tradition of serving the educational, social and emotional needs of deaf and hard of hearing students throughout the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 135A.165 (external link)  
Law regarding tuition assistance for deaf students who attend a Minnesota state college or university or the University of Minnesota. Some restrictions apply. Additional resources: Tuition Assistance Form (PDF) for D/HH Students at the University of Minnesota and a description of the Tuition Assistance Plan (PDF).

Northern Voices (external link)  
Northern Voices is a center for young children with hearing loss that enables students to communicate through the use of spoken language and helps families prepare their children to reach their full potential. Northern Voices serves young children with hearing loss, from infancy through preschool.

Pepnet 2 (external link)  
Pepnet 2 provides training, technical assistance, and dissemination to secondary and post-secondary institutions to improve existing services or to establish new services for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Raising and Educating Deaf Children (external link)  
Raising and Educating Deaf Children: Foundations for Policy, Practice, and Outcomes seeks to provide objective, evidence-based information for policy-making and practice associated with raising and educating deaf children, with an eye to improving them. It aims to reach the broad community of stakeholders: professionals, practitioners, policy-makers, families, and other parties interested in optimizing opportunities - and futures - for deaf children.

University of Minnesota's Education Resources for Teachers of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students (external link)  
This website was designed as a resource for teachers serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing in a variety of educational settings. The goal is to equip teachers with the most appropriate tools and resources to maximize deaf and hard of hearing students' academic growth. The website includes instructional strategies and activities in the areas of language development, reading, writing, assessment, and academic progress monitoring webinars.

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