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.
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
Social Security Office Locations: https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/social-security-disability-locations/illinois
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
IEP Goal Ideas for Independent Living and Ideas for Vocational Activities - https://www.spedadulting.com/category/vocational/
DeafVerse: Interactive Online Game for Self-Advocacy, Understand Your Rights, and Develop Self-Determination Skills