Deaf Students with Disabilities

This section of Info to Go provides links to resources focusing on students who are deaf or hard of hearing who have disabilities.

Deaf Students with Disabilities Network (Clerc Center)

This interactive website was developed at the Clerc Center to provide resources, tools, and information to parents and professionals who have or work with deaf and hard of hearing students with any of 13 disabilities identified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Managing Behavior by Managing the Classroom: Making Learning Accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders  (PDF) 

This article was written by Dr. Christen Szymanski, director of Research and Evaluation at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and a recognized expert on deaf and hard and hearing children with autism, for the Spring 2012 issue of Odyssey on Research to Practice . It provides practical tips for making the classroom accessible for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

More Than Meets the Eye: An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (Clerc Center, archived webcast)

Dr. Christen Szymanski, director of Research and Evaluation at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and a recognized expert on deaf and hard and hearing children with autism, explains the early warning signs of autism that may be present in young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She discusses how some of the current characteristics, warning signs, and tools for diagnosing autism may not apply to deaf or hard of hearing children.

Seminars in Speech and Language: Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

The November 2014 issue of Seminars in Speech and Language focused on students who are deaf or hard of hearing with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It links to numerous research-based articles on this topic. 

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