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GENERAL RESOURCES

About.com: Deafness
http://deafness.about.com/health/deafness/
General resource directory for deaf culture with sites on topics ranging from cochlear implants to deaf animals

Alexander Graham Bell Association
http://www.agbell.org
One of the oldest and most comprehensive organizations focused on pediatric hearing loss. The organization also educates the general public about technological advances for the deaf and hearing impaired and advocates legislation

CODA — Children of Deaf Adults
http://www.coda-international.org/
A highly recognized international support group for the hearing children of deaf parents, CODA offers newsletters, a discussion forum and information about upcoming conventions

Deaf World Web
http://dww.deafworldweb.org/
An all-inclusive resource directory with categories of information ranging from adoption to women's issues.

Deaflife
http://www.deaflife.com/
Read back issues , take opinion polls on deaf issues and more at this deaf community magazine's Web site

Deafness Research Foundation
www.drf.org
National organization whose goal is the cure and prevention of all forms of hearing loss

Gallaudet University
www.gallaudet.edu
Gallaudet is the world's only university geared specifically to the needs of the deaf. The site includes links to other deaf schools in the United States

National Association of the Deaf
http://www.nad.org/
The NAD advocates the civil rights of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care, social services and telecommunications

The National Theater of the Deaf
http://www.NTD.org/
Information about upcoming performances, workshops and classroom visits

Silent News.org
http://www.silentnews.org
Magazine Web site offering news, message boards, classifieds and chat rooms

Virtual Tour of the Ear
http://ctl.augie.edu/perry/ar/ar.htm
Augustana College's general resource directory for the deaf and hearing- impaired, with links to sites dealing with everything from cochlear implants to schools for the deaf

The World Federation of the Deaf
http://www.wfdnews.org/
This organization's goal is to eradicate discrimination against the deaf community. WFD claims approximately 70 members in 120 countries

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RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS

American Academy Of Audiology
http://www.audiology.com/
Resource site for professionals who test, treat and provide care to the deaf or hard-of-hearing

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org/
Information for professionals working in audiology, speech-language pathology and the speech and hearing sciences. The organization is also an advocate for people with communication disabilities

American Sign Language Teachers Association
http://www.aslta.org
Provides ASL professionals with information on deaf culture, instructional methods, materials and evaluation techniques

Council on Education of the Deaf
http://www.deafed.net/PageText.asp?hdnPageId=58
This site is dedicated to the exchange of information about deaf education, from recommended teaching strategies to curriculum materials

Gallaudet Research Institute
http://www. gri.gallaudet.edu
Information on research conducted by Gallaudet Research Institute, one of the world's premier deafness-related research centers, into deaf health care services, demographics, literacy and more

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COCHLEAR IMPLANT RESOURCES

Cochlear Implant Association, Inc., (formerly Cochlear Implant Club International, Inc.,)
http://www.cici.org/
A nonprofit organization for cochlear implant recipients as well as families and professionals with questions about cochlear implants

Cochlear Implants FAQ
http://www.zak.co.il/deaf-info/old/ci-faq.html
This cochlear implant FAQ, published in 1996, contains everything from statistics on cochlear implants to warnings about false advertising

Cochlear Implantation in Deaf Children
http://www.kfshrc.edu.sa/annals/175/97-033g.html
Paper detailing cochlear implantation and statistics concerning their use at different stages of a child's development

Journey Into Silence and Back
http://www.his.com/~wc/wendy/silence.htm
One woman's account of her experience with cochlear implants, from the pre-surgery evaluation to post-surgery

National Institutes of Health: Cochlear Implants
http://text.nlm.nih.gov/nih/cdc/www/100txt.html
This May 1995 article details the government's consensus statement on cochlear implants as an auditory prosthesis

Welcome to Jacob's World
http://www.redrival.com/jacobsworld/Jacobsworld/jacob_index.htm
Website that chronicles a toddler's journey through profound deafness in both ears who has been implanted with the Clarion S-Series Cochlear Implant. It includes photographs of the surgery, recent photos, message board and links

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RESOURCES FOR DEAF CHILDREN

ASDC or American Society for Deaf Children
http://www.deafchildren.org/
An independent nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide support and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing

De@fChild International
http://www.deafchild.org
This colorful site offers information on events, schools and deaf role models around the globe for parents, and games and a chat room for kids

HIP Magazine
http://www.hipmag.org
The award-winning magazine for deaf children and pre-teens

The World Around You: A Magazine for Deaf Teens http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/worldaroundyou/index.html This site is not regularly updated, but offers an interesting array of articles from back issues on topics concerning deaf teenagers

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SIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCES

Handspeak.com
http://www.handspeak.com/
This online ASL dictionary, reportedly the largest on the Web, offers 3,090 animated signs, from "accounting" to "zen"

ASL Fingerspelling
http://where.com/scott.net/asl/
Learn how to fingerspell, or type in a word to see the equivalent in fingerspell. Then take a quiz to check your knowledge. A free, downloadable ASL fingerspelling program is also available for the Macintosh

ASL Poetry
http://www.georgetown.edu/research/i2/asl/
An overview of poetry in American Sign Language, with a video clip of a poem as signed by nationally recognized deaf poet Dr. Clayton Valli

SignWriting
http://www.SignWriting.org/home.html#anchor1542060
This detailed, award-winning site offers extensive information on how to read and write in signed languages

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LISTSERVS

Gallaudet University: Deafness-Related Listervs
http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/iscs/info/listservs.html
Discussion topics range from parenting for deaf children to challenges faced by the deaf in developing countries

About.com: Deafness/Hard of Hearing Discussion Lists
http://deafness.about.com/health/deafness/msublist.htm
This detailed directory includes listservs on everything from cochlear implants to issues faced by the adult children of deaf parents

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RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST

Beryl Lieff Benderly. DANCING WITHOUT MUSIC: DEAFNESS IN AMERICA. Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1980

Beverly Biderman. WIRED FOR SOUND: A JOURNEY INTO HEARING. Trifolium Books, Inc., 1998

Leah Hager Cohen. TRAIN GO SORRY: INSIDE A DEAF WORLD. Houghton Mifflin, 1994

Jack Gannon. DEAF HERITAGE: A NARRATIVE HISTORY OF DEAF AMERICA. National Association of the Deaf, 1981

Gustason, Pfetzing & Zawolkow. SIGNING EXACT ENGLISH. Modern Signs Press, 1980

Tom Humphries & Carol Padden. LEARNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE. Prentice Hall, 1992

Henry Kisor. WHAT'S THAT PIG OUTDOORS? Hill and Wang, 1990

Harlan Lane. A JOURNEY INTO THE DEAF-WORLD. DawnSign Press, 1996

Harlan Lane. THE MASK OF BENEVOLENCE: DISABLING THE DEAF COMMUNITY. DawnSign Press, 2000

Harlan Lane. WHEN THE MIND HEARS: A HISTORY OF THE DEAF. Random House, 1989

Arden Neisser. THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE: SIGN LANGUAGE AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY IN AMERICA. Knopf, 1983

Mary Ellen Nevins, Patricia M. Chute (Editor). CHILDREN WITH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS. Singular Pub. Group, 1996

John K. Niparko (Editor), Karen Iler Kirk, Nancy K. Mellon. COCHLEAR IMPLANTS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000

Sue Schwartz (Editor). CHOICES IN DEAFNESS : A PARENTS' GUIDE TO COMMUNICATION OPTIONS. Woodbine House, 1996

Kay Thomsett, Eve Nickerson, Donald H. Holden. MISSING WORDS: THE FAMILY HANDBOOK ON ADULT HEARING LOSS. Gallaudet University Press, 1993

Bonnie Tucker. COCHLEAR IMPLANTS: A HANDBOOK. McFarland & Company, Inc., 1998

Nancy Tye-Murray. COCHLEAR IMPLANTS AND CHILDREN : A HANDBOOK FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS AND SPEECH AND HEARING PROFESSIONALS. Alexander Graham Bell Association, 1992

John V. Van Cleve, Editor-in-Chief. GALLAUDET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DEAF PEOPLE AND DEAFNESS. McGraw-Hill, 1987

Susan D. Waltzman, Ph.D., Editor, Noel Cohen, M.D., Editor. COCHLEAR IMPLANTS. Thieme Medical Pub., 1999

David Wright. DEAFNESS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Stein and Day, 1969

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