Organizational Members

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

Alison Freeman, Ph.D.

"Hear with your Eyes" Therapy

Allison is a hard-of-hearing clinical psychologist in private practice.  she provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and families.  For individuals who don't have access to therapists in their area, find it difficult to make it to an office and/or prefer the convenience of being in your own home she provides videotherapy and consultation.  Alison also does psychoeducational and/or independent educational evaluations throughout the state of California.  As a half time staff psychologist at California State University at Northridge, she specializes in helping adolescents deal with Deaf and Hard of Hearing identity issues and reaching their personal and career goals.  Alison's goal is to help individuals maximize their potential and to be the best they can be as a parent or a person who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

For more information, contact Alison at 310-712-1200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit her website at


Jewish Child and Family Services

5150 Golf Road
Skokie, Illinois 60077

847 568 5200

ASL Rose

ASL Rose was founded in 2004 by two Deaf women, Dr. E. Lynn Jacobowitz and Dr. Adonia K. Smith, for the purpose of creating, publishing, and distributing ASL-English bilingual materials. ASL Rose provides consultation, training, material development, and video production. 

The guiding philosophy of ASL Rose is that all of their products provide access to both ASL (DVD, web-based TV, animated video) and English (text, closed captions, and voice-over) audiences. 

The mission of ASL Rose is to promote the highest standards in ASL-English bilingual-bicultural materials development for the purpose of fostering academic excellence in ASL, Deaf Studies, and Deaf Education programs. 

For more information about ASL Rose visit their website at 

Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
632 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Telephone: 502-573-2604

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was established in 1982. The Commission provides effective and efficient leadership, education, advocacy and direct services to eliminate barriers and to meet the social, economic, educational, cultural and intellectual needs of deaf and hard of hearing Kentuckians

Beginnings for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc.

BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc., has served families as a non-profit organization in North Carolina,since 1987. BEGINNINGS was established to provide emotional support and access to information as a central resource for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, age birth through 21. BEGINNINGS provides an impartial approach to meeting the diverse needs of these families and the professionals who serve them. These services are also available to deaf parents who have hearing children. The mission of BEGINNINGS is to inform and empower parents as they make decisions about their child. In addition, BEGINNINGS is committed to providing technical assistance to professionals who work with these families to help the children achieve full participation in society.  

BEGINNINGS was founded on the premise that parents, given accurate, objective information about hearing loss, could make sound decisions for their child. These decisions involve placement, communication methodology and related service needs. Our staff is committed to providing services in a family centered atmosphere to facilitate active involvement of parents in their child's social, emotional and educational growth. BEGINNINGS actively assists hearing parents of deaf or hard of hearing children and deaf parents with hearing children during the early decision making stages and throughout the educational career of the student.  

  • Staff members help parents understand their rights and assist them in obtaining the qualitative services they desire for their child.  
  • Provide emotional support and objective information to parents in a family-centered atmosphere 
  • Help parents feel empowered so they become informed decision makers 
  • Help parents get services they need for their child  
  • Promote early identification of hearing loss  
  • Promote awareness of early intervention programs and the impact of early intervention services. 

You can contact BEGINNINGS at 919-850-2746 or through their website at 

Kids for Kids

Kids for Kids is an educational organization that is geared toward The Brass Ring Center for the Performing Arts in Oklahoma. This is a private performing arts center that children attend for lessons in all disciplines of dance, instrumental music lesson, and voice lessons.

CEASD: Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf

CEASD is an association of schools and educational programs involved with the education of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. 

Founded in 1868, CEASD is committed to the promotion of excellence within a continum of equitable education opportunities for children and adults who advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing with governmental bodies concerned with the establishment of educational policy and the implementation of Federal legislation. 

For more information about CEASD visit their website at or call them at 904-810-5200 (v) or 866-697-8805 (vp) or (904) 201-4776 (vp). 

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Their mission is to improve the quality of education afforded to deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to age 21 throughout the United States. 

The Clerc Center also maintains two demonstration schools, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. 

Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) originated in 1857 as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind with 12 deaf and six blind students. Today, KDES is a day school serving students from birth through age 15, beginning with the parent-infant program and ending in grade 8. Students come from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. 

The Model Secondary School for the Deaf Act (P.L. 89-694) was signed by President Johnson on October 15, 1966, and in May of 1969, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the president of Gallaudet College signed an agreement authorizing the establishment and operation of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) at the College. Today, MSSD provides a tuition-free comprehensive day and residential four-year high school program for deaf and hard of hearing students from the United States and it's territories. MSSD students are expected to graduate ready for the challenges of adult life. 

 For more information about the Clerc Center or their schools visit their website at 

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD)

Communication Service for the Deaf
102 N Krohn Place 
Sioux Falls, SD 57103 

605-496-0738 Video Phone 
605-367-5760 Telephone 
605-367-5958 Fax

CSD is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing works with individuals, service providers, businesses, organizations, and state agencies to improve the lives and opportunities of all Missourians with hearing loss.

Dawn Sign Press

6130 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, California 92121

858 625 0600

National Center on Deafness

California State University
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8267

818-677-2611 Telephone
818-677-4899 Fax

Deaf Cultural Center Foundation

455 East Park Street
Olathe, KS  66061

913-782-5808 voice
913-324-5348 video phone

Nebraska Regional Programs for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

ESU#9 1117 S East Street
Hastings, NE 68901

402 463 5611

Deaf Education and Families Project

The Deaf Education and Families Project (the D.E.A.F. Project) is a distinctive program designed to promote and educate families with Deaf children about the importance of developing a completely accessible language with their deaf or hard-of-hearing child.

The DEAF Project provides weekly sign language classes for families, incorporating three languages: Spanish, English, and American Sign Language. They offer monthly play groups for deaf children ages 1-5 and their families, provide parent-to-parent support as families seek additional information and resources.

For more information please visit their website at

New York Foundling Deaf Service Program

New York Foundling Deaf Service Program
590 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10011
Telephone:  212-727-6848
VP:  646-350-2733
Fax:  212-886-4085
Click here for Membership Form

The Foundling's Deaf Services program helps low-income, at-risk families to feel less isolated and to understand and access social services that are available to them in their communities. All staff members are fluent in sign language and help families communicate within the family structure and outside in the community.  They work on counseling, budget planning, parenting, home management and self-advocacy, with the goal of ensuring all family members, regardless of their challenges, feel capable of pursuing every opportunity available to them.



Gallaudet University Alumni Association

Gallaudet University Alumni Association
Peikoff Alumni House 
800 Florida Avenue, NE 
Washington, DC 20002 

(202) 651-5060 

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Rhode Island Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Rhode Island Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Department of Administration Building 
One Capitol Hill, Ground Level 
Providence, RI 02908 

Telephone/VP: 401-256-5511 
Fax: 401-222-5736 

The Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CDHH) is an advocating, coordinating, and service-providing entity committed to promoting an environment in which the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Rhode Island are afforded equal opportunity in all aspects of their lives. The CDHH develops policy, initiates and lobbies for favorable legislation, fosters cooperations and awareness among state agencies and community organizations, and educates and advises consumers, state agencies, and employers about Americans with Disabilities (ADA) rights to equal access. The CDHH also provides direct services in its operation of a Sign Language Interpreter/CART Referral Service, a lending library of books and videotapes, and as a clearinghouse of information and referral on all topics related to hearing loss. 

About American Society for Deaf Children

We believe deaf or hard-of-hearing children are entitled to full communication access in their home, school, and community. We also believe that language development, respect for the Deaf, and access to deaf and hard-of-hearing role models are important to assure optimal intellectual, social, and emotional development.  Read More

#2047, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002-3695   •   Phone: 800-942-2732   •  VP: 202-644-9204   •   Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.