Gallaudet University Regional Centers

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The Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURCs) share resources among each other and with Gallaudet University.  The GURCs offer professional studies and extension courses, training programs, workshops, conferences, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing people, their family members, and the educators and other professionals who work with them.

If you looking for information on professional development opportunities, searching for assistance in planning programs or workshops, or seeking technical assistance related to the education of deaf and hard of hearing students – you are in the right place.

The Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURCs) are available to assist you in bringing the resources of Gallaudet University to your region, through partnerships with host sites throughout the U.S. Click on upper left side bar to locate the region you are looking for.

GURC - Midwest: John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois
GURC – Northeast: Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, Massachusetts
GURC - Southeast: Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
GURC - Southwest: Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
GURC – West: Ohlone College, Fremont, California
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What we provide:

Extension Courses
The GURCs offer courses for deaf and hard of hearing people, their families and professionals who work with them. Courses provide opportunities to study with recognized experts in such fields as American Sign Language Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Interpreting, and leadership development.

These courses are provided through the GURCs, often in collaboration with sponsoring agencies serving deaf and hearing communities. Schools for deaf students, special education school districts, interpreter training programs, or professional organizations can be sponsoring agencies.

Specialized workshops focusing on literacy, family involvement, and transition from school to postsecondary education and employment are also offered through the GURCs. Additional workshops can also be arranged to address a particular training need.

Technical Assistance
The GURCs offer assistance to schools, programs and agencies interested in providing workshops, extension courses and other specialized trainings. They also provide information related to the education of deaf and hard of hearing students in their region from preschool through adulthood.

GURC staff members act in an advisory capacity at their host institutions. They are also involved with professional and consumer organizations and serve on advisory boards for agencies and organizations which have an impact on services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Academic Bowl
Every spring, Gallaudet University hosts the National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School students. At the competition, teams representing schools and programs for deaf and hard of hearing students compete against each other to answer questions on a wide variety of academic subjects. All high schools and programs serving deaf and hard of hearing students are encouraged to form a team and participate in this exciting Academic Bowl competition. For more information, see Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students.

Schools and programs should contact their specific GURC for more information.

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