2019 Education and Advocacy Summit: Deaf Education

This summit is for deaf education administrators and professionals and special education administrators in the areas of policy, best practices, and innovation related to educating deaf and hard of hearing students. It will be conducted in American Sign Language and spoken English.

Purpose and Benefits 

Learn about the newly released educational service guidelines optimizing outcomes for students who are deaf or hard of hearing within your districts by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE).

Seize the opportunity of a free training on the campus of Gallaudet University, a school with the primary responsibility of providing higher education to deaf and hard of hearing students.

Interact with school administrators who work with a large number of deaf and hard of hearing students in their schools.

Participate in discussions related to the federal government's programs implemented based on laws affecting students ages 0-21.

Acquire a better understanding of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention that introduces students to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

Review, learn more about, and develop a better understanding of the federally funded initiatives to support Gallaudet language acquisition and RIT STEM programs.

Organized by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center in partnership with the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf

Registration deadline: February 15, 2019

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Hotel accommodations: A block of rooms with special rates has been reserved at the Kellogg Conference Hotel. First come, first serve.

Please make reservations by January 25, 2019.

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For accommodation needs and questions, contact training.clerccenter@gallaudet.edu. Deadline for accommodation requests: February 1, 2019.

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