PUBLIC COMMENTS MADE BY THE DEAF COMMUNITY

Jaclyn* was the Deaf Community liaison to the ACSE Commission. As a way of sharing perspectives about deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children and their education to the Commissioners, she created the Public Comments by the Deaf Community webpage. All of the comments are a consolidation of statements made by members in the ACSE: DEAF EDUCATION Google group. Although the participants’ names are listed by topic, their comments are not individually identified. The topics are organized by links to make it easier for readers to read at their own pace. The many acronyms in the discussion are listed below for easy reference.

*The views expressed on this webpage do not necessarily represent the ACSE Commissioners’ views; they are personal views expressed by individuals.

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ACRONYMS

  • AEBPD: ASL/English Bilingual Professional Development
  • ASL: American Sign Language
  • ASLTA: American Sign Language Teachers Association
  • AIG: ASL Instructional Guide
  • CART: Communication Access Real-Time Translation
  • DDS: Department of Developmental Services
  • DHH: Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing
  • DHHS: Department of Health and Human Services
  • DHCS: Department of Health Care Services
  • CDE: California Department of Education
  • CAEBER: Center for ASL and English Bilingual Education Research
  • CEASD: Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf
  • CI: Cochlear Implants
  • CIT: Conference of Interpreter Trainers
  • CODAs: Children of Deaf Adults
  • CSD: California Schools for the Deaf (Fremont and Riverside)
  • Deaf/HH: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • EHDI: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
  • EI: Early intervention
  • GLAD: Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness
  • GLI: Gallaudet Leadership Institute
  • HCC: Hearing Coordination Centers
  • IEP: Individualized Education Program
  • IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • IFSP: Individual Family Service Plan
  • LRE: Least Restrictive Environment
  • LSL: Listening and Spoken Language
  • NAD: National Association of the Deaf
  • NORCAL: Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
  • PCU: Purposeful Concurrent Usage of two languages
  • PVR: Preview, View, Review
  • RID: Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Sim-Com: Simultaneous Communication
  • SSSD: State Special Schools Division (of CDE)

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