New York School for the Deaf Seeking a Superintendent

New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) in White Plains is seeking a Superintendent to begin on or about June 15, 2017. Operations at the School are under the direction of the Superintendent, who is ultimately responsible to NYSD’s Board of Trustees.

The School is seeking candidates with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Demonstrated broad intellectual capacity and a record of professional achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to provide academic leadership and to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, community leaders, and trustees of the School
  • Ability to manage the School’s budget
  • Commitment and ability to unify campus groups around the School’s strategic priorities, as well as to make resource and management decisions supporting these priorities
  • Knowledge and capacity to engage in outreach and fundraising
  • Readiness to learn the intricacies of New York State Education Department regulations for the operation of State supported schools
  • Clear commitment to standards of integrity, excellence and diversity


  • Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in education of the deaf, or a field related to educating deaf children including, but not limited to: language and cognitive development, education policy, and curriculum and instruction
  • At least 5 years of educational leadership experience in an upper management position (experience as a school or program director, principal, or superintendent preferred)
  • Experience and/or training in fundraising from public and private sources
  • State certification or evidence of readiness for State certification
  • Evidence of fluency in sign language (ASL preferred)

Application Procedure: Please submit a résumé and letter of interest to:

Alexis Kashar, President, Board of Trustees,

If interested in applying visit for more details or click here for the application packet.

ASL Learning Opportunity – March 18 & 19, 2017

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Outreach Center will be hosting the next ASL Learning Opportunity. This two day event will include workshops, small classes, and one-on-one attention that will focus on deaf culture, ASL, and much more. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included both days.

Space is limited.  The cost is only $150 per person, or take advantage of early bird pricing and pay only $125 per person until February 18th.   
Don’t wait, register today!  Contact Jessica Marks at or click here for the registration form.

2017 EHDI Family Engagement & Leadership Development Scholarship Now Available

Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) programs are strongly encouraged to actively involve parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing in their program planning and implementation activities. In order to achieve this a Family Engagement and Leadership Development Scholarship is available for a parent from each state and territory to attend the 2017 National EHDI Meeting, February 26-28 in Atlanta, GA.
Parents who receive the scholarship will have their registration fee of $350 waived and will receive a check in the amount of $650 to offset travel and accommodations costs of attending the National EHDI Conference.
Don’t miss this opportunity, contact your state EHDI Coordinator today to apply!
For more information about the EHDI Conference visit

The Silent Garden – Revised Third Edition

This completely revised third edition is a must-have resource that will help parents of deaf children navigate the complex and unique challenges they face. Accessible, practical, and, above all, open-minded, The Silent Garden educates parents quickly and thoroughly about the many conflicting points of view on what is best for their deaf children.

ASDC’s Board Member Dr. Lisalee Egbert has endorsed this book by saying:  “Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children have an opportunity to celebrate raising a family in a unique manner. The Silent Garden offers parents the first doorway into their journey in raising a Deaf child. Dr. Ogden and Dr. Smith lead parents through critical discussions about communication, socialization, and learning, all issues that families need to be aware of in nurturing their Deaf or Hard of Hearing child. The authors provide parent-friendly and child-centered chapters ranging from daily life to education that work to scaffold the whole family! Families will gain a wealth of knowledge as well as the assurance that they are not alone. The Silent Garden also is a powerful tool for professionals who work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Understanding the issues that families encounter is imperative for deaf educators, administrators, educational interpreters, speech therapists, etc.”

Gallaudet University Press is offering ASDC Members a special discount, save 25% off the regular price of $34.95 with promo code 25ASDC when ordering from Gallaudet University Press. This offer expires 12/31/16.

Visit to place your order.


New ASL Tutoring Service Available

Your child can now get after school tutoring in many subjects, math, science, ASL with tutoring delivered in ASL online in your home.

Veditz is the first online, mobile, on-demand and live interactive video chat tutoring platform for the Deaf regardless of where they are or what device they are using.

Learn more about this new service at


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Welcome Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc.


ASDC welcomes our newest Organizational Member, the Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc. (IDRT).  IDRT is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and service providers through research and development, training, technical assistance, and advocacy.  Although their work benefits people with all disabilities, they specialize in research and development efforts on behalf of children and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing.  They have particular expertise in the development of American Sign Language accessible computer software and other assistive technology products.

For more information about IDRT visit their website at