Early Intervention Network: Supporting Linguistic Competence for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Alexander Graham Bell Association
The website of the AG Bell Association developed into the Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center to provide a variety of supports to families and professionals supporting listening and spoken language for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

American Academy of Audiology
This professional organization of audiologists is dedicated to providing hearing care services through professional development, education, research and increased public awareness related to hearing.

American Society for Deaf Children
This nonprofit parent-helping-parent organization provides support, encouragement, and current information about being deaf or hard of hearing to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
This professional and scientific organization for speech-language pathologists and audiologists provides informational materials related to speech, language, and hearing. 

Council for Exceptional Children
This education and advocacy organization has the mission to improve the quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance engagement of their families.

Hands & Voices
This parent-driven, nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing unbiased support to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Links are provided on their website to Spanish resources and their Guide By Your Side, a program designed to provide emotional support and specialized knowledge from trained parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

National ASL and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education
This professional organization promotes the development, management, and coordination of ASL/English bilingual early childhood education for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. 

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
This advocacy organization is dedicated to safeguarding the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. It focuses on and provides information and resources related to a variety of areas including accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
This national resource center is dedicated to the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) systems.

National Center on Deaf-Blindness
This comprehensive website provides practical information for both professionals and families to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for children who are deaf-blind. The website also includes links to an extensive library of publications as well as other initiatives from this Center.

National Cued Speech Association
This association supports effective communication, language development, and literacy between individuals, families, infants, and children through the use of Cued Speech.

National Deaf Black Advocates (NDBA)
This advocacy organization for black, deaf, and hard of hearing Americans also includes parents and professionals who work with black, deaf, and hard of hearing youth and adults, sign language interpreters, and others. 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
This national resource center, under the National Institutes of Health, is dedicated to developing resources about hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The clearinghouse serves health professionals, patients, industry, and the public.

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