Through Your Child's Eyes: American Sign Language (Posted 22-Mar-2011)
A 13-minute, research-based film that describes the positive developmental and social benefits of learning and using American Sign Language for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- English captions - High speed
- English captions - Medium speed
- Spanish captions - High speed
- Spanish captions - Medium speed
Outreach for more information, and to connect to parents to resources in their area:
- California School for the Deaf in Fremont, Serving Northern California
- California School for the Deaf in Riverside, Serving Southern California
- California Department of Health Care Services
Position Statement on Access to Language for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing | PDF (Posted 02-May-2013)
In support of California Education Code 56000.5, the Deaf Child's Bill of Rights, this document provides clarification for the CDEs position supporting the right of children to have access to a complete language, visual or spoken, as appropriate, from birth.
Educational Interpreter Regulations (Posted 11-June-2008)
Revised regulations to ensure that interpreters for pupils who are deaf or hard of hearing meet state-approved or state-recognized requirements for certification, licensing and registration or other comparable requirements.
Assembly Bill 1836
The Deaf Children's Bill of Rights
Programs for Deaf and Hard
of Hearing Students - Guidelines for Quality Standards (PDF;
2000 guidelines specifically intended to assist parents and educators in providing children who are deaf or hard of hearing with an education that is rich in communication.
Communication Access and Quality
Education for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Children (PDF)
1999 Report of the California Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Education Advisory Task Force
Independently Merging Parent
Associations of California
IMPACT is a California statewide all-volunteer, non-profit organization of parents, teachers and professionals serving deaf and hard-of-hearing children.
A program is to empower parents of deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers.
Hands & Voices
Supports families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.
California Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence for Deaf and hard of hearing children.