Advocacy Toolkit – Policies and Positions

The Advocacy Toolkit includes materials that parents, educators, and other advocates can use to support deaf and hard of hearing children.

Below are documents from policy makers and advocacy organizations that clarify the law and regulations, and provide guidance on best practices in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students.

Deaf Teacher Licensure Accessibility

Addressing Challenges to the Pool of IDEA-qualified Teachers of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Letter from Council on Education of the Deaf to Office of Special Education Programs on Personnel Shortages

U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Schools’ Responsibility to Provide “Effective Communication”

Deaf Students Education Services; Policy Guidance

Policy letter on the continuum of alternative placements (Stern)

Policy letter on the continuum of alternative placements (Bosso)

Letter to Clarke, “educational performance” not limited to academic performance

Dear Colleague letter on LRE as it applies to preschool children

What Do IDEA 2004, Its Regulations, and the U.S. Department of Education Say About Placement?

CEASD Position Statement on the Full Continuum of Educational Placements

CEASD Position Statement on Early Intervention Programs

CEASD/COSB Joint Statement on Schools for the Deaf and Schools for the Blind