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National Organizations of and for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

This directory was developed with information provided by each organization. All of the organizations are national and nonprofit and provide information on deaf and hard of hearing people and/or specific professional or consumer areas of interest.

Each organization was asked to identify up to four descriptors that best describe the organization’s focus. The codes are:

  • C Consumer and/or Advocacy
  • E Educational
  • F Funding Source
  • I Information and/or Referral
  • M Medical
  • P Professional
  • Rc Recreational
  • R Religious
  • Rs Research
  • S Self-help/Support
  • So Social

ABLEDATA
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Voice: (800) 227-0216
TTY: (301) 608-8912
FAX: (301) 608-8958
Email: ABLEDATA@macrointernational.com
Website: www.abledata.com
ABLEDATA provides information on assistive technology, rehabilitation equipment and other products for people with disabilities. Project staff maintains a database containing information over 35,000 assistive technology products from more than over 8,000 domestic and foreign manufacturers and distributors. The database can be searched at the ABLEDATA website. ABLEDATA also produces publications on a variety of assistive products. These publications and other interactive resources are available on the website with hundreds of links to assistive technology manufacturers, distributors, and other disability-related websites. ABLEDATA staff are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ABLEDATA is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education.
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ADARA: Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box 480
Myersville, MD 21773
Email: ADARAorgn@aol.com
Website: www.adara.org
PUBLICATIONS: JADARA: A Journal for Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, ADARA UPDATE (newsletter)
Editors: David Feldman, Gabe Lomas, and David Tout (JADARA)
Sherri Fleishell and Steve Hamerdinger (ADARA UPDATE)
Promotes and participates in quality human service delivery to deaf and hard of hearing people through agencies and individuals. ADARA is a partnership of national organizations, local affiliates, professional sections, and individual members working together to support social services and rehabilitation delivery for deaf and hard of hearing people.
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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
Voice: (202) 337-5220
TTY: (202) 337-5221
FAX: (202) 337-8314
Email: info@agbell.org
Website: www.agbell.org
PUBLICATIONS: The Volta Review (journal), Volta Voices (magazine)
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society. With chapters located in the United States and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY
11480 Commerce Park Drive
Suite 220
Reston, VA 20191
(1-800) AAA-2336
FAX: (703) 476-5157
Email: info@audiology.org
Website: www.audiology.org
The American Academy of Audiology, the world’s largest professional organization of audiologists, is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders. To learn more about the profession and how audiologists are helping the more than 31 million Americans who live with hearing loss, visit our website.
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYN- GOLOGY HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
1650 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: (703) 836-4444
Website: www.entnet.org
Working for the best ear, nose and throat care by promoting the art and science of medicine related to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, including providing continuing medical education courses, publications, and distribution of patient leaflets and public information relating to ear, nose and throat problems. Locate an ENT through the ‘Find and ENT” database online.
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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF-BLIND
P.O. Box 2831
Kensington, MD 20891
VP: (301) 563-9107
Voice: (301) 495-4403
FAX: (301) 495-4404
Email: aadb-info@aadb.org
Website: www.aadb.org
Promotes better opportunities and services for deaf-blind people. AADB’s mission is to ensure that all deaf-blind people can achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community. Biennial conventions provide a week of workshops, meetings, tours, and recreational activities. Other services include informational materials, information and referral, advocacy, education and outreach, and a membership drive. In addition, we have two special projects: A National Task Froce on Deaf-Blind Interpreting, whose goal is to increase the number of interpreters working with deaf-blind people; and a partnership with The American Red Cross, where people from either organization can participate in the other's programs and services.
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AMERICAN HEARING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
8 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1205
Chicago, IL 60603
Voice: (312) 726-9670
FAX: (312) 726-9695
Website: www.american-hearing.org
Supports medical research and education into the causes, prevention, and cures of deafness,
hearing losses, and balance disorders. Also keeps physicians and the public informed of the latest developments in hearing research and education.
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AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DEAF CHILDREN
#2047
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002-3695
(800) 942-2732
VP: (202) 644-9204
Email: asdc@deafchildren.org
Website: www.deafchildren.org
PUBLICATION: The Endeavor
ASDC is a nonprofit parent-helping-parent organization promoting a positive attitude toward signing and deaf culture. Also provides support, encouragement, and current information about deafness to families with deaf and hard of hearing children.
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AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION
2200 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850-3289
Voice/TTY: (800) 638-8255 (Consumers)
Voice/TTY: (800) 498-2071 (Members)
TTY: (301) 296-5650
Voice: (301) 296.5700
FAX: (301) 296-8580
Email: actioncenter@asha.org
Website: www.asha.org
A professional and scientific organization for speech-language pathologists and audiologists concerned with communication disorders. Provides informational materials and a toll-free HELPLINE number for consumers to inquire about speech, language, or hearing problems. Also provides referrals to audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the United States.
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AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 5
Portland, OR 97207-0005
Voice: (800) 634-8978
Voice: (503) 248-9985
FAX: (503) 248-0024
Email: tinnitus@ata.org
Website: www.ata.org
The American Tinnitus Association exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research.
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ASSOCIATION OF LATE-DEAFENED ADULTS (ALDA)
8038 Macintosh Lane, Suite 2 
Rockford, IL 61107
Toll Free: (866) 402-2532
 (815) 332-1515
Email: info@alda.org
Website: www.alda.org
Supports the empowerment of people who are deafened. Provides resources and information and promotes advocacy and awareness of the needs of deafened adults.
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BEGGININGS for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard Hearing, Inc.
P.O. Box 17646
Raleigh, NC 27619
Voice/TTY:( 800) 541-HEAR (NC only)
Website: www.ncbegin.com
Nonprofit organization provides emotional support and access to information as a central resource for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, age birth through 21 years. Provides an impartial approach to meeting the diverse needs of these families and the professionals who serve them. These services are also available to deaf parents who have hearing children. The mission of BEGINNINGS is to help parents be informed, empowered and supported as they make decisions about their child. In addition, BEGINNINGS is committed to providing technical assistance to professionals who work with these families to help the children achieve full participation in society.
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BETTER HEARING INSTITUTE
1444 7th St., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC  20005
Voice/TTY: (202) 449-1100
Voice/TTY: (800) EAR-WELL (Hearing HelpLine)
FAX: (202) 216-9646
Email: mail@betterhearing.org
Website: www.betterhearing.org
The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public and medical profession on hearing loss, its treatment and prevention. BHI maintains a toll-free “Hearing HelpLine” telephone service that provides information on hearing loss, sources of assistance, and other available hearing help to callers anywhere in the Unites States and Canada.
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BOYS TOWN NATIONAL RESEARCH HOSPITAL
555 N. 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Voice: (402) 498-6511
Website: www.boystownhospital.org
Boys Town National Research Hospital is an international leader in research, diagnosis, and treatment of children with hearing loss and communication disorders. Highly trained physicians work closely with clinicians and researchers, creating a rapid transfer of research advances from the laboratory to clinic, classroom, home and bedside. Early intervention programs, modeled around the world, are an equally important aspect of the hospital’s work.
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CENTER FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION
New York Location: 50 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Voice: (917) 305-7700
TTY: (917) 305-7999
FAX: (917) 305-7888
Florida Location: 2900 Cypress Creek Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Voice/TTY: (954) 601-1930
Direct TTY: (954) 601-1938
FAX: (954) 601-1399
Website: www.chchearing.org
The League for the Hard of Hearing mission is to improve the quality of life for infants, children, and adults with all degrees of hearing loss. We accomplish our mission by providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by striving to empower consumers to achieve their potential. Our leadership is exemplified by adhering to the highest clinical standards, conducting extensive hearing conservation and public education programs about hearing. And developing best practice models for disciplines that relate to hearing and research.
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THE CHILDREN’S TREE HOUSE
340 Channing Way #147
San Rafael, CA 94903
Voice: (415) 444-0604
Email: deaffun@yahoo.com
Website: www.deaffun.org
The Children’s Tree House is a nonprofit organization. We provide community-based activities
for families with deaf/hard of hearing parents or children and their classrooms.  We get supplies, backpacks, and holiday presents for classes that serve deaf/hoh students. We primarily serve Northern California.
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CONFERENCE OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS OF SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS FOR THE DEAF, INC.
P.O. Box 1778
St. Augustine, FL 32085-1778
VP: (866) 697-8805
VP: (904) 201-4776
Voice: (904) 810-5200
FAX: (904) 810-5525
Email: nationaloffice@ceasd.org
Website: www.ceasd.org
Focuses on improvements in the education of deaf and hard of hearing people through research, personnel development, advocacy, and training.
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COUNCIL OF AMERICAN INSTRUCTORS OF THE DEAF
P.O. Box 377
Bedford, TX 76095-0377
Voice/TTY: (817) 354-8414
Email: caid@swbell.net
Website: www.caid.org
An organization that promotes professional development, communication, and information among educators of deaf and hard of hearing individuals and other interested people. Host of National Convention and Regional meetings.
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HEARING HEALTH  FOUNDATION
363 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001-3904
Voice: (212) 257-6140
Toll Free: (866) 454-3924
TTY: (888) 435-6140
Fax: (212) 257-6139
Email: info@hearihghealthfoundation.org
Website: www.hearihghealthinformation.org
The Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) was founded in 1958 to make a lifetime of hearing possible for all people through innovative and cutting-edge research. Each year since inception, DRF has funded promising research in the field of hearing and balance science. This research, which may not have happened without DRF funding, has led to dramatic innovations that increase options for those living with hearing and balance loss, as well as protect those at risk. DRF continues to live up to its well-established reputation as the leading source of private funding for research in hearing and balance science.
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DESCRIBED AND CAPTIONED MEDIA PROGRAM
National Association of the Deaf
1447 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Voice: (800) 237-6213
TTY: (800) 237-6819
FAX: (800) 538-5636
Voice: (864) 585-1778
TTY: (864) 585-2617
FAX:( 86) 585-2611
Website: www.dcmp.org
The CMP is a free-loan open-captioned media program. Several hundred titles are also streamed on the CMP website. Deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, parents, and others may borrow these materials. Materials include educational videos (for preschool through college) and general-interest, which will benefit a deaf or hard of hearing person. (Classical movies and special-interest topics such as travel, hobbies, recreation, and others). Some titles are available on CD-Rom or DVD.
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EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE OF THE DEAF
1804 Hollow Branch Way
The Villages, FL  32162
Website http://www.ecdeaf.org
The Episcopal Conference of the Deaf promotes Ministry of Deaf People throughout the Episcopal Church. It is affiliated with approximately 65 congregations in the United States.
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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Voice/TTY: (202) 651-5000
Email: public.relations@gallaudet.edu
Website: www.gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet University, the world’s only four-year liberal arts university for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Established in 1864 by an act of Congress, Gallaudet offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and numerous continuing education and summer courses. The University disseminates information through such units as the Gallaudet Bookstore, Gallaudet University Press, Gallaudet Research Institute and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center’s Planning, Development & Dissemination office.
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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Peikoff Alumni House (“Ole Jim”)
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
VP: (202) 250-2590
Voice: (202) 651-5060
FAX: (202) 651-5062
Website: alumni.gallaudet.edu
Represents more than 17,000 alumni of Gallaudet University across the United States and around the world. The GUAA, which is governed by an elected board of directors, provides a variety of services that support and benefit the University, the alumni, and the general deaf community.
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HEARING EDUCATION AWARENESS FOR ROCKERS – H.E.A.R.
1405 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Voice: (415) 409-3277
Website: www.hearnet.com
Educates the public about the real dangers of hearing loss resulting from repeated exposure to excessive noise levels. Offers information about hearing protection, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, ear monitor systems, testing and provides information about hearing loss and tinnitus. Operates a 24-hour information hotline, H.E.A.R. partners provide audiology referral , support network services and conducts a hearing screening program in the San Francisco Bay area. Also launches public hearing awareness campaigns, provides programs for schools, conducts seminars and distributes earplugs to club and concert-goers. Initiated H.E.A.R. Partners via hearnet websites in other cities worldwide. H.E.A.R. records fundraising CD’s with Public Service Announcements. Sponsorship opportunities available in each program.
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HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Voice: (301) 657-2248
FAX: (301) 913-9413
Website: www.hearingloss.org
Promotes awareness and information about hearing loss, communication, assistive devices, and alternative communication skills through publications, exhibits, and presentations.
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HEAR NOW
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Voice: (866) 354-3254
FAX: (952) 828-6900
Email: hearingfoundation@starkey.com
Website: www.sotheworldmayhear.org
A private, non-profit organization that provides hearing aids for adults and children who are residents of the United States, who are deaf or hard of hearing and who have limited income. HEAR NOW is a provider of last resort. All other options for service must be used before benefit can be approved. Services are distributed through a nationwide network of hearing professionals. Providers are asked to waive fitting and follow-up fees for the first year of warranty coverage. Clients pay for their hearing evaluations and a non-refundable HEAR Now processing fee of $100.00 per aide. HEAR NOW also collects old hearing aids for recycling. Donated aides should be packaged and mailed. Donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged.
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The George Washington University
HEATH RESOURCE CENTER

2134 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Email: askheath@heath.gwu.edu
Website: http://www.heath.gwu.edu/
The HEATH Resource Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.  Since 2000, the Heath Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.  The HSC Foundation has partnered with the George Washington University to expand the content of the resource and to designate it as the official site of The HSC Foundation's National Youth Transitions Center.  HEATH participates in national conferences, training sessions, and workshops; develops training modules; publishes resource papers, fact sheets, directories, and website information; and fosters a network of professionals in the arena of disability issues.
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HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
Voice: (516) 944-8900
TTY: (516) 944-8637
FAX: (516) 944-7302
VP: (516) 570-3626
VP: (866) 357-9089
Email: HKNCINFO@HKNC.org
Website: www.HKNC.org
The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) is the only national program that provides vocational rehabilitation services exclusively to youths and adults who are deaf-blind. The training program, located at its headquarters in Sands Point, NY, provides evaluation, short-term comprehensive vocational rehabilitation training and assistance to consumers in obtaining employment, housing and community supports. The Center also provides professional internships. Field services include 10 regional offices, over 40 affiliated agencies and a Senior Adult Program. HKNC maintains a national registry of individuals who are deaf-blind. Our National Training Team (NTT) conducts professional training seminars both on campus and in the community. HKNC is a partner in the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness and supports the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind.
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HOUSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(Formerly House Ear Institute)

2100 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(800) 388-8612
(213) 483-4431
TTY: (213) 484-2642
FAX: (213) 483-8789
Email: info@hei.org
Website: www.hei.org
House Ear Institute is dedicated to advancing hearing science through research and education to improve quality of life. Scientists explore the causes of auditory disorders on the cellular and molecular level and refine the development and application of diagnostic devices, auditory implants and hearing aids. Children’s Auditory Research and Education (CARE) Center addresses the special hearing health issues and assistive devices needs of infants and children with a full spectrum of research, diagnostic treatment and educational services.
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INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC DEAF ASSOCIATION
United States Section
7202 Buchanan Street
Landover Hills, MD 20784
(240) 441-9855
FAX: (301) 429-0698
Email: admin@icfdeafservice.org
Website: www.ICDA-US.org
Promotes ministry for Catholic deaf people. Chapters are encouraged to arrange Sunday masses for deaf people in their local areas with the liturgy presented in sign language. Responds to spiritual-related requests worldwide.
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INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF SPORTS FOR THE DEAF
P.O. Box 3441
Frederick, MD 21705-3441
FAX: (301) 620-2990
Website: www.ciss.org
The Comite International des Sports des Sourdes (CISS) was founded in Paris, France on the 24th of August 1924. CISS celebrates the spirit of Deaf Sports where Deaf athletes come together as members of a cultural and linguistic minority to strive to reach the pinnacles of competition. The CISS adopted a motto: PER LUDOS AEQUALITIAS (Equal through sport).
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INTERNATIONAL HEARING SOCIETY
16880 Middlebelt Road, Suite 4
Livonia, MI 48154
Voice: (734) 522-7200 x225
Voice: (800) 521-5247 (Hearing Aid Helpline)
FAX: (734) 522-0200
Website: www.ihsinfo.org
Professional association of hearing instrument specialists who test hearing, select, fit, and dispense hearing instruments. The society conducts programs of competence qualifications, education, and training, and promotes specialty-level accreditation. The Hearing Aid Helpline provides consumer information and referral.
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JEWISH DEAF CONGRESS
11803 Lovejoy Street
Silver Spring, MD  20902
VP: (240) 398-3047
Email: President@jewishdeafcongress.org
Website: www.jewishdeafcongress.org
Advocates for religious, educational, and cultural ideals and fellowship of Jewish Deaf and Hard of hearing people. Conducts workshops for rabbis, parents of deaf children, and interpreters. Works with 20 affiliates and maintains a Hall of Fame.
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JOHN TRACY CLINIC
806 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007-25015
Voice: (213) 748-5481
Website: www.jtc.org
John Tracey Clinic is an educational and audiological center for parents of infants and preschool-age children with hearing losses. In addition to on-site services, the Clinic offers worldwide correspondence courses in English and Spanish. All programs and services are free of charge to the families. A new online and on-site Master’s degree is now available in conjunction with the University of San Diego.
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JUNIOR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF
8630 Fenton St. Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910
VP/Voice: (301) 587-1788
TTY: (301) 587-1789
FAX: (301) 587-1791
Website: http://www.nad.org/youth-leadership-programs/JuniorNAD
Develops and promotes citizenship, scholarship, and leadership skills in deaf and hard of hearing students (grades 7-12) through chapter projects, national conferences, contests, and other activities. The NAD also sponsors a month-long Youth Leadership Camp program each summer in Oregon.
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KARASCH & ASSOCIATES/CAPTIONING & CART
1646 West Chester Pike
Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19382
(1-800) 621-5689
Email: connect#karasch.com
Website: www.karasch.com
Karasch & Associates provides captioning and CART services, nationwide to businesses as well as universities. We do this for classes, meetings, events, etc. as well as remote captioning. Please call for a quote.
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MEDIA ACCESS GROUP AT WGBH
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
Voice/TTY: (617) 300-5400
Website: http://access.wgbh.org
The Media Access Group at WGBH is a nonprofit service of WGBH Educational Foundation. Our mission is to make all forms of media accessible to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. With offices in Boston and Los Angeles, we produce captions and video description for every segment of the television, video, film and online industries.
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NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BLACK INTERPRETERS, Inc. (NAOBI)
The mission of NAOBI is to promote excellence and empowerment of African Americans/Blacks in the profession of sign language interpreting in the context of a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment. NAOBI is the only national organization that supports sign language interpreters from the African diaspora, and whose goal is to increase the talent pool of skilled African American/ Black Interpreters nationwide.
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NATIONAL ASIAN DEAF CONGRESS
NADC-USA
Website: www.nadcongress.org
NADC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to define and address the cultural, political and social issues experienced by Asians who are deaf or hard of hearing. NADC is strengthened by the diversity of its members and organizations who represent various geographic regions, languages, religions, cultures and generations. NADC will also strive to provide education, empowerment, and leadership for its respective members and organizations.
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS WITH CHILDREN IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (NAPCSE)
1431 W South Fork Drive
Phoenix, AZ  85045
Voice/Fax: (800) 754-4421
Email: contact@napcse.org
Website: www.napcse.org
The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE) is a national association that is dedicated to ensuring that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible. PAPCSE serves the interest of parents with children in special education by giving them numerous resources within the field of special education. By having a association that they can truly call their own, parents with children in special education now have an association that is completely devoted to their needs. NAPCSE advances and strengthens its community through networking, research, publications, and membership benefits.
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Interest Group on Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students and their Families
4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814
Voice: (301) 657-0270
TTY: (301) 657-4155
Toll Free: (866) 3331-NASP
FAX: (301) 657-0275
Website: www.nasponline.org
The mission of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is to promote educationally and psychologically health environments for all students by implementing research-based effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning. This is accomplished through state-of-the-art research and training, advocacy, ongoing program forum, website, and listserv where members can network, share resources, and support each other in providing school based psychological services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
VP/Voice: (301) 587-1788
TTY: (301) 587-1789
FAX: (301) 587-1791
Website: www.nad.org
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), founded in 1880, safeguards the civil rights of deaf and heard of hearing Americans. As a national federation of state associations, organizational and corporate affiliates, the advocacy work of the NAD encompasses a broad spectrum of areas including, but not limited to, accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The NAD website (http://www.nad.org) has a wealth of advocacy information and resources.
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NATIONAL BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES Inc.
c/o Sharon White, Secretary
P.O. Box 32
Frankfort, KY  40602
Email: Secretary@nbda.org
Website: www.nbda.org
Promotes leadership, deaf awareness, and active participation in the political, educational, and economic processes that affect the lives of black deaf citizens. Programs include YES (Youth Employment Summit) for deaf youth. Currently has 28 chapters in the United States and the Virgin Islands.
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NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE
2725 Concorde Parkway
Suite 100
Chantilly, VA 20151
Voice/TTY: (703) 917-7600
FAX: (703) 917-9853
Website: www.ncicap.org
NCI, a nonprofit corporation founded in 1979, is the world’s largest provider of closed captioned television services for the broadcast, cable and home video industry.
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NATIONAL CATHOLIC OFFICE FOR THE DEAF
7202 Buchanan Street
Landover Hills, MD 20784-2236
Voice/Fax: (301) 577-1684
TTY/VP: (301) 577-4184
Email: info@ncod.org
Website: www.ncod.org
Assists in the coordination of the efforts of people and organizations involved in the church’s ministry with deaf and hard of hearing people; serves as a resource center for information concerning spiritual needs and religious educational materials; and assists bishops and pastors with their pastoral responsibilities to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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NATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON DEAF-BLINDNESS (NCDB)
Teaching Research Institute
Western Oregon University
345 N, Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
Voice: (800) 438-9376
Fax: (503) 838-8150
TTY:( 800) 854-7013
e-mail: info@nationaldb.org
http://www.nationaldb.org
NCDB brings together the resources of three agencies with long histories of expertise in the field of deaf-blindness to provide national technical assistance, information dissemination and personal training. Activities are designed to assist families, educators, the medical community and other service personnel in their efforts to improve the lives and educational experiences of children who are deaf-blind. Consortium partners are Helen Keller National Center, Hilton/Perkins Program, Perkins School for the Blind, and The Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University.
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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF HISPANO DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
P.O. Box 90927
Washington, DC  20090
Email: mdhawk@nchdhh.org
Website: http://www.nchdhh.org
The mission of the National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to ensure equal access of the Hispano deaf and hard of hearing community in the areas of social, recreational, cultural, educational and vocational welfare. To this end, the NCHD will maintain a national awareness and advocacy program to educate the deaf and hard of hearing communities as well as social and educational programs and organizations about the needs and issues facing deaf Hispano persons.
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NATIONAL CUED SPEECH ASSOCIATION DEAF CHILDREN’S LITERACY PROJECT
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 190-713
Washington, DC  20004
Voice/TTY: (800) 459-3529
Website: www.cuedspeech.org;
Bookstore: 877-283-2030 v/tty; info@cuedpseech.com; www.cuedspeech.com
NCSA and its affiliate centers and chapters champion effective communication, language acquisition, and literacy through the use of Cued Speech. Cued Speech provides the appropriate phonemic language base for literacy. NCSA offers information about Cued Speech use with children and adults with hearing, speech, and language needs. NCSA supports family camps and provides instructor certification, bookstore catalog, Cued Speech charts in more than 50 languages, and referrals/networking.
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NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (NICHCY)
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
Voice/TTY: (800) 695-0285
Voice/TTY: (202) 884-8200
FAX: (202) 884-8441
Email: nichcy@fhi360.org
Website: www.nichcy.org
PUBLICATIONS: NICHCY News Digest, Transition Summary, Parent’s Guide
NICHCY provides fact sheets, state resource sheets, and general information to assist parents, educators, caregivers, advocates, and others in helping children and youth with disabilities participate as fully as possible in their community. The Website offers all publications in full text as well as comprehensive database of specialized organizations and agencies. NICHCY information is available in English and Spanish.
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NATIONAL CONSORTIUM ON DEAF-BLINDNESS
345 N. Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361
Voice: (800) 438-9376
TTY: (800) 854-7013
FAX: (503) 838-8150
Email: dblink@tr.wou.edu
Website: www.dblink.org
Collects, organizes, and disseminates information related to children and youth (ages 0-21) who are deaf-blind and connects consumers of deaf-blind information to sources of information about deaf blindness, assistive technology, deaf-blind communities, education, and all other areas related to deaf-blindness. DB-LINK is a collaborative effort involving the Helen Keller National Center, Perkins School for the Blind, and Teaching Research.
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
Voice: (301) 496-7243
FAX: (301) 402-0018
Email: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov
Email: blessinp@mail.nih.gov
Website: www.nidcd.nih.gov
The NIDCD Information Clearinghouse is a national resource center for information about hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The clearinghouse serves health professionals, patients, industry, and the public.
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THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION INFORMATION CENTER
8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 500
Landover, MD 20785
Voice: (800) 346-2742
TTY: (301) 459-5984
FAX: (301) 459-4263
Email: naricinfo@heitechservices.com
Website: www.naric.com
Provides information and referral services on disability and rehabilitation, including quick information and referral, database searches of the bibliographic database REHABDATA, and document delivery. NARIC also provides the NIDRR Program Directory.
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NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
Voice/TTY: (585) 475-6400
Website: www.rit.edu/NTID
Provides deaf and hard-of-hearing students with outstanding state-of-the art technical and professional education programs, complemented by a strong arts and science curriculum.
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THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE DEAF
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
VP: (860) 607-1334
Voice/TTY: (860) 236-4193
FAX: (860) 574-9107
Email general info: info@ntd.org
Website: www.ntd.org
NTD concentrates on artistic and theatrical professional development of deaf actors while touring in the United States with the Little Theatre of the Deaf productions in schools, theaters, museums, and libraries.
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PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet University
KDES
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
Voice/TTY: (202) 651-5051 (information queries)
Website: Gallaudet.edu/clerc_center.html
Voice/TTY: (202) 651-5340 (products)
Email: Infotogo@gallaudet.edu
FAX: (202) 651-5708
The Planning, Development and Dissemination office performs a number of functions related to information dissemination at the Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center.  Info to go responds to inquiries about a diverse range of topics related to deaf and hard of hearing children in the age group of 0-21. The office also collaborates with authors from within the Gallaudet community and around the nation to design, produce, and disseminate books, DVDs, periodicals, and other information related to deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who serve them.  The office coordinates trainings and technical assistance that the Clerc Center sponsors throughout the nation. It also coordinates internal professional development and ASL instruction for teachers and staff within the Clerc Center, and visits to the Clerc Center by educators and other professionals.
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REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF, INC.
333 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: (703) 838-0030
TTY: (703) 838-0459
FAX: (703) 838-0454
Email: pr@rid.org
Website: http://rid.org
PUBLICATION: VIEWS
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a non-profit organization, is the only national association dedicated to the professional development of interpreters and transliterators. Founded in 1964, RID has played a leading role in establishing a national standard of quality for interpreters and transliterators. The association encourages the growth of the profession, educates the public about the vital role of interpreters and transliterators, and works to ensure equal opportunity and access for all individuals. RID’s mission is to provide international, national, regional, state, and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.
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REHABILITATION ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER (RERC) ON HEARING ENHANCEMENT
SLCC 3119
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
VP: (202) 250-2992
VP: (202) 250-2689
Voice: (202) 651-5335
Website: www.hearingresearch.org
The RERC on Hearing Enhancement promotes and develops technological solutions to problems confronting individuals with hearing loss. Projects are categorized into several components that include hearing aids, hearing assistive technologies, environmental factors: classroom acoustics, tools for hearing assessment and intervention, and computer enabled distance aural rehabilitation. The Gallaudet RERC also provides training in the use of hearing assistance technology to hearing health professionals, consumers and other stakeholders, and disseminates its results in many accessible formats and venues.
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SACRED CIRCLE
(Formerly Intertribal, Deaf Council, Inc.)
P.O. Box 21451
Keizer, OR 97307
Website: www.deafnative.com
Sacred Circle is believed to be the only North American non-profit organization for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations individuals and their families. Non-natives who are hearing or deaf, or hearing Natives are also welcome to participate as associate members! We invite you to come and participate in our efforts to continue our traditions and understand the different aspects of our tribal identities through this gathering. Your support, whether by sending in your membership dues and joining, participating in our events and/or volunteering, will be greatly appreciated and will assist Sacred Circle in achieving its goals.
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THE SEE CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT OF DEAF CHILDREN
Main Office: P.O. Box 1181
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Voice/TTY: (562) 430-1467
FAX: (562) 795-6614
Email: seecenter@seecenter.org
Website: www.seecenter.org
Information and referral for parents and educators of deafness-related topics and signing Exact English (SEE). Provides evaluation of sign skills, workshops, and consulting services related to communication in general and SEE in particular.
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING, INC. (TDI)
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 604121
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3803
VP/Voice: (301) 563-9112
FAX: (301) 589-3797
Website: www.tdi-online.org
A consumer advocacy membership organization that provides leadership in achieving equal access to telecommunications, media, and information technologies for 31 million Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing. Educates and encourages consumer involvement regarding legal rights regarding access to technology; provides technical assistance and consultation to industry, associations, and individuals; encourages accessible applications of existing and emerging technologies in all sectors of the community; advises on and promotes the uniformity of standards for technologies; works in collaboration with other deaf and disability organizations, government, industry, and academia; and develops and advocates national policies that support accessibility issues.
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USA DEAF SPORTS FEDERATION
P.O. Box 910338
Lexington, KY  40551-0338
Voice: (605) 367-5760
TTY: (605) 367-5761
FAX: (605) 782-8441
Email: HomeOffice@usdeafsports.org
Website: http://www.usdeafsports.org
Governing body for all deaf sports and recreation in the United States. Sponsors U.S. team to the World Games for the Deaf and other regional, national, and international competitions.
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VESTIBULAR DISORDERS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 13305
Portland, OR 97213-0305
Voice: (800) 837-8428 (voicemail)
FAX: (503) 229-8064
Email: info@vestibular.org
Website: www.vestibular.org
PUBLICATION: On the Level
Provides information and support for people with inner-ear vestibular disorders and develops awareness of the issues surrounding these disorders.
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WORLD RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, INC.
Website: www.wrad.org
Established to foster the development of innovation in recreational and cultural activities for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
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