Documents from past cycles are available for download below.
Building State Capacity Summit
The overall goal of the Building State Capacity Summit series was to promote successful outcomes for students leaving high school, whether they go on to postsecondary education, a training program, or employment. Young adults who are deaf face barriers to realizing these successful outcomes. One way to mitigate these barriers is to improve the way that services are provided. To this end, the summit series sought not only to offer information that promotes such change, but also to provide an opportunity to implement and demonstrate change in areas such as services delivery, policy development and implementation, and cross-systems coordination.
Deaf Learners Symposium
The Deaf Learner Symposium was held to better understand the needs of deaf learners. Professionals from across the country compiled current practices, policies, challenges, and methodologies. The goal was to improve access and opportunity for deaf students.
A comprehensive needs assessment was conducted as part of the first funding cycle from 2012 to 2016. More than 1,500 deaf people, parents, and professionals participated in surveys, interviews, and focus groups in the spring and summer of 2012. The full details of the needs assessment methods, participants, and results are provided in this report.