2019 Education & Advocacy Summit: Deaf Education

Last October, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education issued new guidelines for educating deaf and hard of hearing students titled: “Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines.” The Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf is collaborating with the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (the Clerc Center) to offer a free all-day summit on the new guidelines as well as other salient topics related to the education of deaf and hard of hearing students in all educational settings. The summit will be held at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26.

This summit is for special education directors and deaf education administrators/professionals in the areas of policy, best practices, and innovation related to educating deaf and hard of hearing students.

The summit is an opportunity to engage in discussion with school administrators from around the country whose schools serve large number of deaf and hard of hearing students about federally implemented programs based on laws impacting the education of deaf and hard of hearing students ages 0-21. The summit will also explore broader questions relating to early hearing detection and language acquisition and STEM programs at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

The summit is offered free of cost through a collaboration with CEASD and the Clerc Center. It will be conducted in American Sign Language and spoken English. Hotel accommodations are available on the campus of Gallaudet University. Please click here to view the flyer for details. Click here to register.

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