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United States

The American School for the Deaf is opeing the first online education platform designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students everywhere. It is a specialized education designed for them. For some that may mean the Online Acadmey may be their main source of education. For other students, it might supplement their public or private schooling. The program supports each student with a tailored curriculum and individual support for IEP-specific goals. The students are supported by highly qualified staff and teachers. 

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Online
United States

Have you ever wanted to get to know others your age who also are deaf or hard of hearing? The Leadership Experience and Adventure Program (LEAP) offers this opportunity virtually for high school teens to connect with other teens who are deaf or hard of hearing! There are activities that not only allow you to engage with other teens but help you become more self-aware and focus on leadership, life and work skills. You will learn to navigate virtual technology and participate in a variety of fun activities to improve your technical skills.

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EARS is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Our mission is to provide emergency preparedness training, appropriate early warning equipment, and the coordination of emergency services for the benefit of persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind. 

     Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most.

     The "EARS Consortium" is comprised of interested individuals, organizations, and agencies interested in promoting the mission of EARS. The Consortium provides the mechanism for collaboration and partnership between deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind consumers and emergency responders in conjunction with the mission and goals of EARS.

​The Consortium works to:

  • Bring community members and emergency responders together to learn from one another
  • Identify educational opportunities for consumers and emergency responders
  • Pool resources for achieving a common goal
  • Plan and conduct workshops (in collaboration with the Program Committee)
  • Collaboratively identify funding opportunities that can be useful to the EARS programs and mission
  • Help recruit volunteers to actively serve on EARS committees and in leadership positions.

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P.O. Box 330702
Nashville, TN 37203-7541
United States

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CREEC
525 Royal Parkway, No. 293063
Nashville, TN 37229
United States

CREEC is a nonprofit membership organization whose goal is to ensure that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation’s civic life without discrimination based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As our name suggests, CREEC promotes our mission through education — member input, instructional materials and presentations, outreach, advocacy, humor, collaboration, and animated YouTube videos — and enforcement, that is, investigating and filing impact and class action lawsuits on a broad array of civil rights issue

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Effco Interpreting
P.O. Box 1383
Southaven, MS 38671
United States

Effco Interpreting, LLC (EffCo) was established to meet the ever-growing need of highly qualified sign language interpreters for those who use sign language to communicate. EffCo makes communication more accessible by rendering services affordable while maintaining high standards in interpreting. We strive to ensure proper communication between the involved parties, hence the name EffCo (Effective Communications) Communication is key! We excel in three areas - FLEXIBILITY, AFFORDABILITY, and QUALITY of services.

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United States

Formerly known as VSA TN, Borderless Arts Tennessee is a statewide organization committed to inclusive and accessible arts programs for people with disabilities to enhance educational curriculum, enrich creative expression, empower career development, and encourage community engagement. Deaf and hard of hearing participants and artists are encouraged to get involved. Programming is made accessible. Borderless Arts Tennessee, formerly VSA Tennessee, established in 2001, is part of an important history of equality and opportunity in the arts.

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JCIL Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
23 Federal Drive
Jackson , TN 38305
United States

Provides interpreter services, technical assistance, referral service, workshops, and sign language classes. Emergency interpreting services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by calling 1-888-877-8830 pager # 2858 (voice only). Serves 22 counties in West Tennessee, including: Lake, Obion, Weakley, Henry, Dyer, Gibson, Carroll, Benton, Humphreys, Crockett, Madison, Henderson, Decatur, Perry, Hickman, Lewis, Chester, Hareman, McNairy, Hardin, Wayne, Lawrence. 

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Baptist Collegiate Ministries
2035 North Parkway
(across from Jackson State Community College)
Jackson, TN 38301
United States

Jackson Deaf Bible Study is a chance for anyone who enjoys to learn the bible from the Word Of God, enjoy the social fellowship, share the refreshment, meet new friends, and learn new signs. It doesn't matter if ASL is your first language or you only know a few signs. The event is monthly. The date may be varies. Visit ASL Coffee Chat in Jackson FaceBook for the schedule. Important! There is no ASL/English interpreter. The location sometime will move to the other place. Keep your eye at our FaceBook for the update announcement.

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Starbucks Coffee
2034 N Highland Avenue
Jackson, TN 38305
United States

ASL Coffee Chat is a chance for anyone who enjoys American Sign Language to get together, chat, practice, meet new friends, and learn new signs. It doesn't matter if ASL is your first language or you only know a few signs. The event is about tri-monthly. The date may be varies. Visit FaceBook for the schedule.

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Online
United States

The Tennessee School for the Deaf offers online conversational sign language classes only to families with deaf or hard of hearing children 0- 5 years of age. The time of the classes are determined by the participants. Classes are offered using ZOOM (online video software) for weekly classes. Deaf adults are integral to the class. 0-5 Parent Outreach Educational Consultants facilitate the class.