WELCOME TO THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE CATHOLIC DEAF COMMUNITY

Home at St. Mary’s Catholic Church since 2020

Resources

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

 

         A GOOD read:

 

 

         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 School | Venado 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 |

 

       Online ASL classes:

 

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

 

Other Great ASL Resources to check out!

 

ASL Websites

Children’s ASL Stories

ASL Stories,

eBooks, and Other ASL Educational Resources for Parents and Kids

ECE’s ASL Corpus  

Please be assured that the Diocese of Orange Catholic Deaf community is open and willing to offer sign language classes especially to you (parents of Deaf children). On the member registration form please select ‘attend sign language classes.’ You may also select to attend Deaf Culture classes as well.

 

AUTISM:

Austism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org

Family Autism Network: https://faninfo.org/

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

TACA www.tacanow.org

TEACCH www.teachh.com

Thompson Autism Center at CHOC: CHOC.org

 

Down Syndrome:

National Association for Down Syndrome www.nads.org

The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome www.ndss.org

Down Syndrome Teaching Strategies www.riverbends.org

Upside of Down Syndrome https://upsideofdownsinc.com/resources/

 

Deaf Community:

OCDeaf  ocdeaf.org 714-503-0669 (VP) 714-826-9793 (TTY)

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/

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

Fr. MD’s Kitchen Table
www.frmd.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/

 

Cerebral Palsy:

United Cerebral Palsy www.ucp.org

Cerebral Palsy Guide www.gait.aidi.udel.edu

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities www.nichcy.org/disability/specific/cp

 

Church:

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
www.usccb.org

Vatican
www.vatican.va