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Resources

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/

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/

 

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 GLAD
Counties 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 Map
http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/ODAMAP.pdf

DAP Headquarters Contact list
http://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

 

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

 

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

 

AUTISM:

Austism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org

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

TACA www.tacanow.org

TEACCH www.teachh.com

Thompson Autism Center at CHOC: CHOC.org

SpecialOlympics

 

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/

 

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:

 

 

 

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