Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center - NDEC

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Other Contact Information

Planning, Development and Dissemination Gallaudet University 800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
202-651-5051 (Voice)
202-651-5857 (FAX)
202-250-2586 (TDD)


The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Clerc Center serves as a centralized source of information related to deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through age 21 in the United States and also maintains two demonstration schools, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf.

Print Resources

Instructional DVD's such as Reading to Deaf Children, Learning from Deaf Adults; books such as Educating Deaf Children Bilingually and Starting With Assessment (about assessing the literacy skills of deaf students); the Sharing Ideas series of peer-reviewed research monographs; and fact sheets of various kinds. Magazine: "Odyssey" -- features articles about a wide range of issues important to the families of deaf and hard of hearing children and to those involved in deaf education. An online catalog is available at:

Review Date

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015