The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education serves all children ages birth through school exit who reside in Indiana. The Center provides assessment, services, information and recommendations related to communication, language development, and education of deaf and hard of hearing children, following children across time with parent permission. The Center also works with early intervention programs and schools for positive long-term outcomes.
The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education was established through Indiana Code 20-35-11 by the Indiana General Assembly. Through the Center, the Indiana State Department of Health works with families and professionals to ensure that children receive important follow-up and other services.
- Family Support
- Early Intervention
- Educational Consultations
- School Program Reviews
- Teacher of Record (TOR) Services
- Multidisciplinary Assessments (Psycho-Educational, Languae/Communication, Social/Developmental, Grossmotor, Finemotor and Sensory functions as needed.)
- Technical Assistance (e.g. IEP support, educational interpreting consultation, observations)
- Transition Assistance (Part C to Part B and Post-Secondary)
HAAPI PROGRAM EXPANDED HEARING AID ELIGIBILITY
Click here for an important announcement about expanded eligibility for hearing aids through the HAAPI program: HAPPI
Upcoming Events Sponsored by the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education
First Friday FOCUS: Families Online for Community, Understanding, and Support: First Friday of Each Month Join us online for a "Today's Meet" chat group. Takes place on the First Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Chat is anonymous; none of your personal information is visible unless you choose to share. To join the chat, visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/CDHHE, and click the posted link. LIKE our Facebook page for announcements about First Friday FOCUS Group and other family events! If you are not on Facebook, contact Sandra Lerman to obtain login info in advance: SLerman@isdh.in.gov; 317-232-2826.
Jan 6 First Friday FOCUS Topic: IFSP/ IEP Planning
Feb 3, 2017 First Friday FOCUS Topic: Encouraging Independence and Self Advocacy
Parent and Child Playgroup: First Saturday of Each Month (Schedule may vary due to holidays). Come together to meet with other families who are raising a deaf or hard of hearing infant or toddler, ask questions, and of course, have fun! All family members and friends involved in your child's life are welcome. Contact Kjari Newell for more information at KNewell@isdh.in.gov; 317-232-0960.
Playgroup Dates for 2017:
IMPORTANT: Be sure to RSVP in advance so that you can receive notice about any changes to the schedule or cancellations. RSVP to Kjari Newell by Wednesday the week you wish to attend. KNewell@isdh.in.gov; 317-232-0960. Interpreters provided with one week or more advance notice.
Questions about events at the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education can be directed to Sandra Lerman, Family and Community Education Liaison: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 317-232-2826