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Deaf Resources

A list of colleges and programs in Orange County to learn ASL

Saddleback College | Irvine Valley College | Goldenwest College | Santa Ana College |

Orange Coast CollegeNorth Orange County ROP | Taft Elementary School (see about requirements)|

Schools in Orange County that have an excellent Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.

Taft Elementary School | Raymand Temple Elementary SchoolVenado Middle SchoolUniversity High School

                                      ***OCDE’s Deaf & HH program Facebook Page

 Catholic High Schools in Orange County that offer ASL Classes to their students

| RosaryMater Dei | Santa Margarita |

All things Deaf

Deaf library

Online ASL classes:

Lifeprint: Practical

Gallaudet University: Best Overall

ASL Meredith: Best for Beginners

American Sign Language University: Best Budget

Sign It ASL: Best for Families

Start ASL: Best for School Credit

SignOn Connect: Best for One-on-One Lessons

ASLDeafined: Best for Vocabulary

Signed with Heart: Best for fingerspelling

ASL Stories & Teaching Resources:

ASL Websites

Children’s ASL Stories

ASL Stories

eBooks, and ASL Educational Resources for Parents and Kids

ECE’s ASL Corpus  

Deaf Abuse:

The Deaf Hotline

Haven-Oakland, CA

Resources for parents of Deaf children:

Why parents don’t sign

Why Deaf Children Need ASL

Sign Language for Parents

Why Sign Language helps families of Deaf children

California Department of Education: Deaf Education

Regional Center of Orange County

A GOOD read:

BORN INTO A HEARING FAMILY: A GUIDE FOR HEARING PARENTS WITH DEAF CHILDREN

Catholic Deaf Community:

Catholic Charities of Orange County ccoc.org 714-347-9602 (voice)

National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD) www.ncod.org

International Catholic Deaf Association (ICDA)
www.icda-us.org/

Fr. MD’s Kitchen Table
www.frmd.org/

San Francisco Deaf Catholics: https://sfdeafcatholics.org/

Deaf Apostolate, Archdiocese of Boston
www.bostoncatholic.org/DeafApostolate.aspx

Deaf Ministry, Arch Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas
https://www.archkck.org/deafministry

Deaf Apostolate, Diocese of Rockford (IL)
rockforddiocese.org/deafapostolate/

Religious ASL Workshop (RASL)
www.rockforddiocese.org/deafapostolate/raslweek

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
www.archmil.org/deafministry.htm

Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas
https://www.archsa.org/deaf-ministry/

Ministry Formation Program for Catholic Deaf Adults
http://www.mfpchicago.org/

Church Articles/Publications

Proceedings of the XXIV InternationalConference
Organised by the Pontifical Council
for Health Care Workers Ephphatha!The Deaf Personin the Life of the Church

Deaf Community Services

Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation (OC-DEAF)Counties Served: Orange
www.ocdeaf.org 714-503-0669 (VP) 714-826-9793 (TTY)

Regional Center of Orange County: https://www.rcocdd.com

Deaf Community Services of San Diego (DCS)Counties Served: Imperial and San Diego
www.deafcommunityservices.org/ 

Center on Deafness – Inland Empire (CODIE)Counties Served: Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino
www.codie.org 

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD)Counties Served: Kern and Los Angeles
www.gladinc.org

Tri County GLADCounties Served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura
www.tcglad.org

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center (DHHSC)Counties Served: Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, and Tulare
www.dhhsc.org

NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NorCal)Counties Served: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba
www.norcalcenter.org

DAP Maphttp://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/ODAMAP.pdf

DAP Headquarters Contact listhttp://www.cdss.ca.gov/Deaf-Access/Deaf-Access-Program-DAP-Service-Providers

Deaflympics-International Games for the Deaf. A good article to read about it.

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf

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