Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Guam Department of Education is a single unified school district consisting of grades Kindergarten through 12. It operates 27 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 5 high schools, and an alternative school that serve over 30,000 students.
The Guam Early Intervention System promotes the greatest possible outcomes for infants and toddlers ages 0-3 years of age who have developmental delays and/or disabilities or may be at risk for delays due to medical or environmental factors.
The Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, & Service (CEDDERS), in partnership with individuals with disabilities and their families, agencies, organizations, and service providers, creates pathways that enhance, improve and support the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
The National Cued Speech Association champions effective communication, language development and literacy through the use of Cued Speech. Cued Speech is a visual communication system that uses eight hand-shapes in four different placements near the face in combination with the mouth movements of speech to make the sounds of spoken language look different from each other.
The American Society for Deaf Children's mission is to provide support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Founded in 1967, as a parent-helping-parent network, ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization.
Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven national organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Founded by Paula Rosenthal, J.D., Hearing Exchange provides person with hearing loss, parents, and professionals Resources for Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implants and Parenting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, and even provides a "blog" of personal testimonies.
The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM- pronounced as "en-cham") conducts research, training, and technical assistance activities across the nation to achieve their goal: to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention.
Label and learn is an interactive and fun website. Their goal is to inspire communication between parents, teachers, therapists and children by providing innovative and accessible products that express style, fun and function.
Listen-up web specializes in information for the deaf and hard of hearing. This site offers information and developed products geared to the special needs of hearing impaired children and their families.
The Marion Downs Hearing Center provides service, resources, education and research to support the needs of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families, as well as other health care professionals.

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