Resources for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Hear to Learn
This website houses materials for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and aims to foster a community of learning.
Sign it (American Sign Language Classes Online)
Learn American Sign Language at your own pace with a fun online course taught by ASL professionals.
The Signing Time Foundation also offers a program that provides free access to this course for families with deaf or hard-of-hearing children under age three (36 months). To apply for their My Deaf Child program, parents can fill out the short application at www.mydeafchild.org.
Family Leadership in Language and Learning Cooperative
This cooperative ensures that federally-funded EHDI programs use research-based concepts that support families and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing babies and young children.
Visual Language Visual Learning (VL2)
Informs the education community of research findings, to present recommendations that educators and parents can use when addressing the multifaceted challenges of educating deaf and hard of hearing children.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Information and resources for families and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Hands and Voices
Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Described and Captioned Media Program
The Described and Captioned Media Program provides premium media designed for students with disabilities and leads as a resource for families and teachers, supported by the Department of Education
National Association of the Deaf
The NAD is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States of America.
Alexander Graham Bell Association
AG Bell is working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and speak. They provide support, information, resources and more to help guide you on your journey.
American Society for Deaf Children
The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is a national organization that is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf or hard of hearing children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.
Hearing and Speech Agency
A private, nonprofit organization located in Baltimore City, The Hearing and Speech Agency leads the way as a direct service provider, information resource center, and advocate for people of all ages and incomes who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech-language disabilities.
Maryland School for the Deaf
The Maryland School for the Deaf is Maryland’s school for the Deaf and hard of hearing students.
Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Promotes the general welfare of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Maryland by addressing policy gaps, providing expertise related to Deaf and hard of hearing issues, and facilitating the ability to access resources and services.