What agencies can parents/professionals contact for information/assistance pertaining to
hearing loss/acceptance?


Rhoda, Thomas, & Tripp. (1970). The international thesaurus of quotations. NewYork: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., Inc. 646.

Kent State University – CED [online]. Available:
http://www.educ.kent.edu/deafed [1998, June].

National Information Center on Deafness. (1998). Directory of National Organizations of and for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. Washington, D.C. 1-8.


“If you give a man a fish he will eat for a day, if you teach a man to fish he will be full for life” (Rhoda, Thomas, & Tripp,1970, 646).
                                                                              - Chinese Proverb

It is the author’s hope that this portfolio provided information and guidance to all that have reviewed it.  If you are a parent of a newly diagnosed deaf/hard of hearing child, the road ahead of you may appear endless, but if you attempt to educate and empower yourself, you will become the best advocate that your child could possibly have.  Please use the provided names and addresses to begin educating yourself.   DO NOT be intimidated, you are NOT alone!



CED web site

American Society for Deaf Children (ASIDC)

Web page of a deaf adult

John Tracy Clinic Correspondence Courses
John Tracey Clinic
806 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007-2505
TOLL-FREE: 1-800-522-4582
Local: (213) 748-5481
TTY: (213) 747-2924
FAX: (213) 749-1651
EMAIL: jtclinic@aol.com
URL:  http://www.johntracyclinic.org

Family of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
URL: http://www.deafworldweb.org/pub/f/family.html
Boystown National Research Hospital Center for Hearing Loss in Children
URL: http://www.boystown.org/chic/


Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc.
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
Voice/TTY: (202) 337-5220
Fax: (202) 337-8314
Email: agbell2@aol.com
URL: http://www.agbell.org

National Informational Center on Deafness
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695