Deaf Students with Disabilities Network: Building Resources and Connecting Stakeholders
The Clerc Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Deaf Students with Disabilities Network. This free interactive website provides families and professionals with resources related to deaf and hard of hearing students with any of 13 disabilities identified in the Individual with Disabilities Education Act.
“This site is designed to break down the barriers between information resource sites, so that for the first time in one centralized location, families and professionals can find in-depth resources related to deaf and hard of hearing students with disabilities,” said Leslie Page, a project manager for the Clerc Center.
Members have access to an “Ask the Expert” section, on-line discussion forums, and blogs. “Our site moderator, Karen Ewing, is ready to assist network members with their questions and link them to additional resources,” said Page.
Karen M. Ewing, Ph.D., is an educational consultant who specializes in deaf and hard of hearing students with disabilities. Dr. Ewing is a former adjunct professor and faculty member of the Department of Education at Gallaudet University, and earned her MA and PhD degrees from Gallaudet University in deaf education specializing in multiple disabilities. Her prior teaching experience includes teaching deaf-blind students in a residential school for the deaf and students with multiple disabilities in both public and private school settings. Dr. Ewing has authored articles and chapters on deaf students with disabilities. Her research interests include deaf students with disabilities, autism, online learning, and families. Dr. Ewing has two children. She is a mother of a child who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two and has worked with numerous families on parenting a child with a disability.
Join the Network
To join the Deaf Students with Disabilities Network, you will be asked to share some basic demographic information during registration. Afterwards, you will have full access to the 140 resources and be able to participate in interactive discussions.