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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Provides information on this international association's programs, publications, and financial aid programs.

American Academy of Audiology

    Provides information on this association's services and resources.

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

    Provides the art and science of medicine related to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, including providing medical education courses and publications.

American Association of the Deaf-Blind

    Provides information on deaf-blind and resources for assistance in education.

American Deafness & Rehabilitation Association

    An organization and network that promotes, develops and expands services, research, and legislation to persons who are deaf.

American Hearing Research Foundation

    Informs physicians and non-medical persons of the latest developments in research and education about hearing.

American Society for Deaf Children

    A non-profit, parent organization providing a positive attitude toward signing and Deaf culture.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    Provides information for professionals and consumers on topics of current interest.

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority

    Provides loans to people with disabilities for equipment and technology that increases independence, quality of life, and employment opportunities.

Beginnings for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    Provides impartial information and referral services to parents of deaf and hard of hearing children in order to help families make their own choice about communication methods.

Better Hearing Institute

    Provides information on topics such as medical techniques, hearing aids and rehabilitation.

Boys Town National Research Hospital

    Provides nationally-oriented clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders.

Camelot Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center

    A parent association for parents whose children are enrolled in Camelot Center, the Fairfax County public school system’s oral program.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

    Describes efforts of CDC in area of early hearing detection and intervention.  Includes information on a national database.

Children With Special Health Care Needs Program

    Describes statewide program for children with specialized medical-surgical needs, financed by state and federal funds.


    Identifies, coordinates and disseminates information related to children andyou who are deaf-blind.

Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.

    Rescues and professionally trains dogs to assist people and enhance lives.

Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS)

    FAMIS is Virginia's program that helps families provide health insurance to their children.

Gallaudet University

    A multi-purpose educational institution for persons with hearing loss including Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, the Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, the Centers for Continuing Education, the National Academy, and a variety of research programs.

Guide By Your Side

    The Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Program offers parent to parent support to families of children who have been diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing

Harvard Medical School Center for Hereditary Deafness

    Provides hereditary hearing loss and deafness.

Healthy Hearing

    Hearing Aid Information and Resources

Hearing Loss Association of America

    Provides information, education, advocacy, and support.

John Tracy Clinic

    An educational center for preschool children who are deaf and deaf/blind.

Marion Downs National Center

    Provides services, 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.

National Association of the Deaf

    Provides consumer advocacy information and support for the Deaf.

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

    NCHAM serves as the National Resource Center for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. NCHAM collaborates with government agencies, professional organizations, and advocacy organizations to provide technical assistance, develop public awareness materials, and deliver education and training opportunities.

National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse at Gallaudet University

    Provides information for parents and providers including resource lists, communication, organizations and legal issues.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

    Provides information about the work of the NIDCD including national research plan, funding and health information.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

    Provides information on training, Parent Resource Centers, publications and support groups for parents of children with disabilities.

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

    Provides access to database on all topics related to deafness, parent resource guide, directory of interpreters, and lending library.

OPTION Schools (Oral Deaf Education Schools)

    Provides information about oral schools in the U.S. and Canada.

Parent Education Advocacy and Training Center

    Promotes partnerships; parents working actively with educators at national, state and local community levels.

Part C Early Intervention Services

    Provides information about Virginia's Implementation of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Paws With A Cause®

    Trains assistance dogs nationally for people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support that encourages independence; promotes awareness through education.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program

    A federal needs-based benefit program for children with disabilities.

The Virginia Project for Children and Youth with Dual Sensory Impairments/Deaf-Blindness

    Provides training and technical assistance for children (birth to 22) who have dual sensory impairments (deaf blindness) in community and school settings.

Utah State University

    The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University is 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.

Virginia Association of the Deaf

    Non-profit organization made up of people who are dedicated to the welfare of the deaf and hard of hearing in Virginia.

Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Provides information about the programs and services available through this department.

Virginia Hands and Voices

    A parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods.

Virginia Hearing Aid Loan Bank

    The Virginia Hearing Aid Loan Bank is open to children under age 18 whose hearing loss is confirmed by an audiologist. The bank lends hearing aids and FM systems for up to six months.

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

    Virginia's state school for deaf and/or blind children grades K-12.

Last Updated: 11-19-2013

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