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The Transition Process to Post-Secondary Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students starts in High School. In this section you will find information on the transition process and other resources specifically for High School students.
California Department of Rehabilitation
The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is an employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities.
California State University, Northridge
If you’re deaf or hard of hearing and are interested in learning more about the programs and services offered at CSUN, please contact National Center on Deafness at firstname.lastname@example.org. The NCOD provides communication access, leadership opportunities, scholarships and direct communication classes for approximately 200 students who are deaf and hard of hearing each year. Registering with the National Center on Deafness allows students to receive services such as interpreting, speech-to-text transcription, note taking, tutoring and academic advisement. You may also visit: http://www.csun.edu/ncod
Disability Rights (PDF)Information on Transition Services, Including Vocational Education
Information on Transition Services, Including Vocational Education
Gallaudet University, the world's only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, was established in 1864 by an Act of Congress, and its charter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. Deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students can choose from a wide variety of majors leading to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree
The Junior NAD, a program of the NAD, offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade opportunities to develop leadership skills, learn and demonstrate citizenship, and meet and interact with students from other schools and states.
Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT)
LOFT is for high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language and their primary mode of communication. This four-day sleep-away program is designed for participants to develop or strengthen skills in individual leadership, teamwork, group dynamics, public speaking, and self-advocacy.
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf is one of the nine colleges of Rochester Institute of Technology, a leading career-oriented, technological university. The mission of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf is to provide deaf and hard-of-hearing students with outstanding state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, complemented by a strong arts and sciences curriculum, that prepare them to live and work in the mainstream of a rapidly changing global community and enhance their lifelong learning.
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
Hands & Voices (Transition)
What does DOR do? Are You Eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services? Find the DOR office nearest you and much more!
Transition, Transition Services, Transition Planning.
Vocational Rehabilitation: A Beginner's Guide
What is Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and how can they help with transition services? What is the referral process? Here is yet another set of new vocabulary for transitioning young adults and their parents: informed choice, comparable benefits, client rights and responsibilities, and case closure among them.
Hands & Voices Post-Secondary Transition On-Line Module for Parents and Their Teens
Post-Secondary Transition begins no later than the year a student turns16 as defined by IDEA. Per IDEA, transition is designed to be a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student to facilitate movement from school to life after high school. This may include; further education, employment, and/or independent living.