Resource List - Students/Graduates

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.

Career Pathways -

Crisis Text Line for Deaf Individuals -

Transition Resource Directory/ Transition Checklist - This directory includes a checklist of transition activities for each year of high school. - 

Postsecondary Achievement of Deaf People in Illinois: 2017 - 

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

College Career Advice - College offers students the chance to learn and grow both socially and educationally, and while being hard of hearing doesn’t change that, members of the deaf community may face additional challenges while in pursuit of their degrees. Accomplished deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals working in a variety of industries give their tips on the college transition, share how to get active on campus, and offer degree and career advice for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

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