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Organizations

National Black Deaf Advocates is an advocacy organization for black deaf and hard of hearing people. There is a local chapter office in Philadelphia. 

The National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) is a leading deaf/hard-of-hearing health organization dedicated to promoting health and preventing disease in deaf and hard-of-hearing populations through participatory community-based research.

One of the best websites to learn information about early hearing detection and intervention.

Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on providing a medical home for your patients. Includes tools and resources.

The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness provides information, resources, technical assistance and support to families of children with deaf-blindness.

The National Cued Speech Association supports effective communication, language development and literacy in individuals, families, and children through the use of Cued Speech, a mode of communication that allows users to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken language through the use of vision.

The National Deaf Education Center, of the Laurent Clerc Center at Galludet University, has a wealth of information on the educational, linguistic, social and emotional development of deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to age 21.

The National Deaf Education Project NOW is a co-partnership of the National Deaf Education Project and Hands & Voices to work toward the development of a quality communication and language-driven education for all deaf and hard of hearing children.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the National Institutes of Health, supports and conducts research and research training on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who care for these children, will find the "Health Info" section of the NIDCD website the most helpful.

The Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology is a professional organization of university-trained audiologists that provides advocacy, leadership and improved awareness of hearing disorders. 

The Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is a membership association that provides information for pediatricians and other primary care physicians who care for children. There is also helpful information for parents and families.

Information on the various services, resources and programs provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The PEAL Center provides information, training and technical assistance to families of children with special health care needs in PA.

Parent support is provided to families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing by parents who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing.   These parents know how to answer your questions, connect you to networks and find the resources you need because they have been there and know what you are going through!

The Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) provides advocacy, information, services and referrals for Pennsylvanians who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind and their families and caregivers.

The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), an initiative of the Bureau of Special Education, works in partnership with families and local education agencies to support programs and services to improve student learning and achievement. Training, development and technical assistance is provided for professionals. Information and support is also provided for families and students.

Raising Deaf Kids is a great website for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children that is in both English and Spanish. It provides a variety of information in a friendly, easy-to-understand format. 

Sign Enhancers is the source for American Sign Language and Interpreter Education media (including DVDs, CDs, guidebooks, textbooks, ASL and Interpreter curricula).

Website with information on signed exact english, a method to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing children. Also includes general information on hearing loss.

The PA Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) is part of the PA Dept. of Education and offers publications with information to help families of deaf-blind children.

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