Resources

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Local Resources

Strong Start - D.C.’s Early Intervention Program
Provides in-home support and services to families with children, from birth to age five, who have a hearing loss, developmental delays or disabilities. To schedule an in-home visit, call or email the contact info below.
Phone: (202) 727-3665
Email: osse.dceip@dc.gov


Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES)

The Kendall Parent-Infant Program provides a center-based play group that infants and toddlers (with their family members and other caregivers) attend two mornings a week. The program emphasizes the development and acquisition of American Sign Language (ASL) and provides opportunities for families to attend ASL classes and participate in the Shared Reading Project.
Phone: (202) 651-5206 

Web: http://www3.gallaudet.edu/kdes/early-childhood-education.html


The River School Parent-Infant Program
Resource for families of children diagnosed with hearing loss, ages birth to three. Parents, along with their infants and toddlers, meet each week for an hour and a half. Parents learn about issues relating to hearing loss and share experiences with other families in similar situations, while the children engage in fun, language-stimulating activities.
Phone: (202) 337-3554

Email: parentinfo@riverschool.net

Web: http://riverschool.net/school-life/parent-infant-program/



Learning About Hearing Loss and Communication Options

A. G. Bell
Phone: (202) 337-5220
Email: info@agbell.org
Web: www.agbell.org/Learn/Communication-Options


American Society for Deaf Children
Phone: (800) 942-2732
Web: http://deafchildren.org/knowledge-center/parents-and%20families/

Hearing First
Phone: (800) 522-4582
Web: https://hearingfirst.org


Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Phone: (202) 651-5051

Email: clerc.center@gallaudet.edu

Web: www3.gallaudet.edu/clerc-center/info-to-go.html


National Cued Speech Association
Phone: (800) 459-3529
Email: info@cuedspeech.org
Web: cuedspeech.org


National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Phone: (800) 241-1044

Email: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov

Web: nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearin