Educational psychology researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have received a grant for more than $147,000 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs for a new program that integrates educational psychology and deaf education. Read the full story at UTSA Today.
American Foundation for the Blind Applauds Senate Introduction of Cogswell-Macy Act, Calls for Further Action
Announces National Call-In Day to Urge Congress to Take Action
The Cogswell-Macy Act, federal bipartisan legislation aimed at improving special education for students with sensory disabilities, was introduced in the Senate this week by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) as S.2087. The House of Representatives version of the bill (H.R.1120) was introduced in February by Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and David McKinley (R-WV). The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is now calling on all Americans concerned about public education for students with disabilities to take part in a National Call-In Day Wednesday, November 15, to encourage Congress to keep moving this legislation forward in support of children who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, or deafblind.
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Deaf and hard-of-hearing students attending Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf will benefit from enhanced educational and career opportunities in the environmental sciences, thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the college and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The MOU was formalized during a “virtual” signing ceremony Sept. 12, with representatives from both RIT/NTID and the EPA connecting through live video conferencing.
The purpose of the MOU is to increase cooperation between RIT/NTID and the EPA in areas of mutual interest, including promoting equal opportunity in higher education, contributing to RIT/NTID’s capacity to provide high-quality education, and encouraging the participation of RIT/NTID in EPA programs.
Learn more at RIT/NTID.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) will be developing a scientists-in-training program for deaf and hard-of-hearing, thanks to a federal award.
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D, NY-25) announced the $1 million federal award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The five-year award aims to help increase the number of underrepresented students who enter Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
For the complete story, see ABC 13WHAM-TV.
Analynn Serrano has been the deaf education teacher at Crutchfield Elementary school for three years.
She spends most of her days in this classroom mastering the art of communication with her students using her hands.
But sometimes that can serve as a challenge.
"And I think that we do a good job with having access to language here on campus," Crutchfield Elementary deaf education teacher Analynn Serrano said. "I've got pictures and labels on everything. I don't know if you noticed the school that I've got labels and pictures on everything."
Serrano teaches six students from grades kindergarten to fourth grade on a variety of subjects.
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