Founded in 1967, ASDC supports parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The ASDC believes that deafness is not a disability, but that language deprivation is. It is part of the ASDC's mission to ensure that every deaf child can learn sign language.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 223,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
Deafhood Foundation expands knowledge, changes attitudes, creates affirming behaviors and strengthens beliefs that lead to a place where Deaf people can get closer to experiencing full humanity. Their programs address reframing deafness, combatting audism, achieving economic injustice of Deaf people, and building a deaf ecosystem.
An annual, free conference that focuses on sharing information about the needs, culture, history, and language(s) of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. The foremost touring trade show for, by, and about deaf people. Since 2003, the DeafNation Expo showcase has attracted over 1 million attendees with hundreds of events throughout the United States.
Created in 1995 by Karen Nakamura, Associate Professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies at Yale University, the Deaf Resource Library is an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard-of-hearing related topics.
Founded in 1864, with the support of Congress and President Abraham Lincoln, Gallaudet University is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals through American Sign Language (ASL) and English. See also (below) the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's collection of resources.
A parent-led, professionally-collaborative organization infused with the life experiences of adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, that is dedicated to serving families with children who are D/HH without a bias around communication modes or methodology.
Created in 1995 by Jolanta Lapiak, HandSpeak® is a popular go-to sign language and Deaf culture online resource for college students and learners, language and culture enthusiasts, interpreters, homeschoolers, parents, and professionals across North America for language learning, practice, and self-study.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the US. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level.
Based at California State University Northridge, the NCOD Resource Center was established in 1978 to house one of the nation's largest collections of deaf-related books, journals, dissertations, videotapes, DVDs, CDs and documents. It is also known as the "Deaf Library."