• Welcome to my webpage! I have created this area to share information that may be helpful to professionals who work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. I hope you find something of use here. If you have ideas for me to share or want more information, feel free to email me at cjordan@duxbury.k12.ma.us
     
    Websites and organizations that have resources and information for professionals who work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing and use spoken language to communicate:
     
    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: National organization for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and professionals who work with them. They have a wonderful conference every two years. Check them out at http://agbell.org 
     
    Massachusetts Chapter of the AGBELL Association: This group holds get togethers and has subgroups for all ages. They have a mentoring group and a teen group as well. They are the state chapter of the national organization. If you are a member of the national organization, you are automatically a member of the state chapter. Professionals can get involved in leadership of the group. Find more info at http://massagbell.org
     
    Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech This is where I worked for 20 years before coming to Duxbury. There are so many resources available through Clarke! Please visit their website at http://clarkeschools.org and specifically see the new "Linking Up" program with social opportunities for children and teens. Professionals who work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in mainstream settings should know about the fall Mainstream Conference held every October. This fall it will be held in Marlboro, MA, October 22-23, 2015. 
     
    Biennial Northeast Cochlear Implant Convention 2015 will be held July 17-19, 2015 in Sturbridge, MA. Friday is day with a single track focused on professionals who work with children who use cochlear implants, and Saturday and Sunday offer multiple tracks for parents, professionals and students. This is a great opportunity to learn about cochlear implants and to connect with other students and families!  www.neciconvention2015.org