Online Gaming: Developing Self-Determination Skills for Deaf Youth, C. Garberoglio, L. Kinast, J. Palmer; July 3 – 7, 2018
Presentation Summary: NDC has designed an interactive online game to support deaf youth with developing their self-determination skills to navigate common situations in a variety of settings including community, school, and the workplace. Online gaming affords youth to engage in a safe space using different roles and responding to situations they will encounter in real life. This tool can be integrated and aligned with current educational transition practices and curricula to instill independence, self-advocacy, and self-determination skills for deaf youth.
Recommended Resources for Professionals: Professional Preparedness and Perspectives on Transition for Deaf Individuals, Self Advocacy Skills and Transition Planning for Deaf Students, Role Models as Facilitators of Social Capital for Deaf Individuals: A Research Synthesis
Recommended Resources for Students: ADA Video, Self Advocacy – The Basics, Self Advocacy Skills and Transition Planning for Deaf Students, DeafVerse- Choose Your FutureCommunity Conversations: Making Change Happen, C. Garberoglio, D. Guerra; July 3 – 7, 2018
Presentation Summary: This session will highlight one of NDC’s activities to foster improved outcomes by actively involving the communities surrounding deaf youth. This model encourages opportunities to model and strengthen community networks to leverage social capital available at the local level,starting with community conversations. The community conversation model invites community members into the process of identifying critical needs and potential solutions, thus increasing buy-in and the chance for successful impact on improved postsecondary outcomes. This presentation will provide an overview of the NDC community model, Engage for Change | local, and the key ideas and solutions that emerged in conversations across the nation: Austin, TX, St. Louis, MO, Seattle, WA, Milwaukee, WI, Honolulu, HI, and the DC area. At this workshop, NDC staff will facilitate break out sessions to discuss key ideas and solutions that emerged across the nation, and how these can be applied to participants’ own local communities at home. NDC believes that change can happen when everyone is involved in the push for change.