National Deaf Center
The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Our mission is to support postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, or late deafened*. Our activities draw on evidence-based strategies to educate and engage with stakeholders across the nation. We seek to create conditions for optimal success in a way that recognizes and honors the experiences, perspectives, and strengths of deaf individuals.
*NDC is using the term deaf in an all-inclusive manner, to include people who may identify as Deaf, deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and hearing impaired. NDC recognizes that for many individuals, identity is fluid and can change over time or with setting. NDC has chosen to use one term, deaf, with the goal of recognizing experiences that are shared by all members of our diverse communities while also honoring all of our differences.
Critical Needs of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Five Major Barriers Impacting Deaf and Hard of Hearing K-12 Students
pn2 Research Brief: Post-Secondary Enrollment and Completion for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
pn2 Research Brief: Employment Data for Adults who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
pn2 Research Brief: The Common Core State Standards - Considerations for Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
pn2 Research Brief: Serving Individuals who are DHH in Rural Communities
pn2 Research Brief: Mental Health Care for DHH Individuals - Needs, Risk Factors, and Access to Treatment
NETAC Teacher Tipsheet:
Classroom Technology - How to Use AV Equipment for Visual Learners
NETAC Teacher Tipsheet: Notetaking
NETAC Teacher Tipsheet: Retention
NETAC Teacher Tipsheet: Providing Testing Accommodations for DHH Students
NETAC Teacher Tipsheet: Tutoring
Tipsheet: Adjusting to Hearing Loss During High School - Preparing Students for Successful Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training
PEPNet Tipsheet: Tips for a Successful Job Search
PEPNet Tipsheet: Transitioning to College - From Dependence to Independence
PEPNet Tipsheet: Vocational Rehabilitation for Postsecondary Programs that Serve Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Idaho's Health Care Transition to Adulthood
Parents can learn how to support youth in taking charge of their health care, and youth, teens, and young adults can learn the skills that will prepare them for success. Youth with special health care needs may need more time and practice to reach that goal. Start early and plan ahead!
DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
DO-IT is a program promoting the success of individuals with disabilities in post secondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.
Graduation Planning Guidance for Idaho Students with Disabilities
The purpose of this document is to provide districts, especially IEP teams, with guidance on graduation planning for students with disabilities. IEP teams should reference this document in the development of individualized education programs, planning for graduation, & transition to post-school options.
College Resources for Students with Disabilities Guidebook
Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs