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Deaf-Centered Resources

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf* children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks. *ASDC uses the term "deaf" to be inclusive of hearing levels, including those who are seen as, or identify as Deaf, deaf, or hard of hearing. 
 
American Sign Language Teacher Association (ASLTA) is a national professional organization of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies teachers. ASLTA is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of ASL teaching and Deaf Studies at all levels of instructions. Membership in ASLTA provides opportunities for Deaf education teachers, ASL teachers, and ASL specialists to demonstrate their expertise, network with other professional and stay current on the latest resources. 
 
Connecting people to a place where they can share stories, ask questions, and learn ore about different issues related with the Cochlear Implant, Sign Language, and the Deaf community.
 
The Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) is an association of schools and educational programs involved with the education of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. CEASD provides an opportunity for professional educators to work together for the improvement of schools and educational programs for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The organization brings together a rich composite of resources and reaches out to enhance educational programs and influence educational policy makers. 
 
DEAF LIFE is the nation's premier independent Deaf monthly magazine. Each month brings you 48 to 64 pages packed with exciting features and visual appeal – profiles of newsmakers, coverage of current events, opinions, and excursions through our dish Deaf history. DEAF LIFE is for deaf readers who want to know what's going on – and for hearing readers who want to better understand the Deaf community and its culture. 
 
Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are DHH without a bias around communication modes or methodology. A parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. 
 
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center is a federally funded center that provides information, training, and technical assistance for families of and professional working with deaf or hard of hearing children. 
 
The Official Website of the Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD). The purpose of the Association shall be to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of Deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind individuals in the state of Maryland. 
 
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States of America. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering the breadth of a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more. 
 
A compiled list of schools and programs serving students who are deaf and hard of hearing in the United States. 
 
A resource for parents and professionals who work with children with hearing loss. Resources are related to both Early Intervention and school-age children and includes links to online articles related to parenting, descriptions and handouts about hearing loss, simulations of different levels of hearing loss, issues related to the learning environment, teaching responsibility for hearing aids, self-advocacy, social needs, and screening tools. 
 
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international non-profit and non-government organization of deaf associations from 133 countries working to ensure equal rights for 70 million people around the globe. 
 
Deaf Sports
 
MSD Athletics is a member of ESDAA. The mission of the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) is to provide all member schools and respective athletes with challenging tournament and championship meet competition. 
 
The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the main governing body responsible for the organization of Deaflympics and other World Deaf Championships. Founded in 1924 and known as the CISS (Comite´ International des Sports des Sourds), the ICSD is now approaching the century mark of being the organization behind the building, evolving and fortifying the tradition of inviting deaf/hard of hearing elite athletes from all of the world to come together not only to compete in the respective sports, but to also develop comradeships between their countries. 
 
MSD Athletics is affiliated with NDIAA. The vision of the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) is to promote and recognize programs including athletes and coaches. The NDIAA encourages a competitive environment where fair play and character development are essential. 
 
SportsMX is the first and only company in the world that delivers Worldwide Sports News for the deaf and hard of hearing community. It is with passion that the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities come together as one enjoying the Sports such as Deaflympics, World Championship and High School Games including LIVE streamed coverages and special events. 
 
USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) is the official governing body of the United States' representation in he Deaflympic Games. For over 70 years, USADSF has produced national champions, international record-breakers and hundreds of Deaflympic medalists.