Professionals Resource List

The intent is to have information for services in Illinois specific for students with a hearing loss.  Updates will be made as information becomes available and/or changes.  We hope this website will be a living website.  This information will be updated on a regular basis.  Please contact us via email when you notice that links to resources are broken or resources are missing. 

Some information is general in nature and can be used by any person with a hearing loss. 

DeafTEC - DeafTEC provides resources for high schools and community colleges that educate deaf and hard-of-hearing students in STEM-related programs.

Illinois School for the Deaf, Summer Camps 2018:  Registration can be found at http://www.illinoisdeaf.org/Outreach/Events.html

Age Appropriate Transition Assessments - http://www.rpesd.org/AgeAppropriateTransition.aspx

Transition Resource Directory/ Transition Checklist - This directory includes a checklist of transition activities for each year of high school. - http://www.barrington220.org/cms/lib8/IL01001296/Centricity/Domain/249/Transition%20Resource%20Guide%2013-14.pdf 

Postsecondary Achievement of Deaf People in Illinois: 2017 - https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/sites/default/files/Illinois.pdf 

The Communication Service for the Deaf launched a self-paced online courses in American Sign Language. The instruction delivery will be available in video, text, and webinar.  

Many of topics are geared toward transition age students and deaf adults on employment skills and economic self-sufficient.  See the link below

http://csdlearns.com/

IEP Goal Ideas for Independent Living and Ideas for Vocational Activitieshttps://www.spedadulting.com/category/vocational/ 

DeafVerse:  Interactive Online Game for Self-Advocacy, Understand Your Rights, and Develop Self-Determination Skills

https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/game?utm_campaign=EDUC_VGC1_2018%20Introduction%20to%20Deafverse&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elqTrackId=3EC863312CE7B82278275B1F36BBEE53&elq=3bc483e9ece844ec8a39f22dcc6333f0&elqaid=6256&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4738