Statewide Services and Resources


Resource Library

Need a video on basic signing at home? Need to study before an interpreting exam? Want to read a book about Deaf Culture or take a workshop? Iowa School for the Deaf has a library of materials on a variety of subjects to enhance interaction with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Anyone may check out the materials, which are sent to the requester through the mail. Materials can be checked out for three weeks. To view the materials currently available, please visit our Online Catalog Click on the Resource Center link for access. New materials are being added all the time. Use the Search function to find materials you would like to check out. Click on Add to this List. When you have selected the materials you would like, click on the Resource Lists tab on the left side of the screen. Click on View next to My List. Copy this information into the Materials Request Form here. If you have questions, contact Dr. Cates, Sign Language Program Coordinator at ISD at

Free Statewide Sign Language Class

Always wanted to learn sign language, or need it for daily interaction with a family member, co-worker or the public? Through the Iowa Communications Network, weekly classes are held throughout the state beginning in mid-October. Registration is now closed for the 2014-15 classes.  

Statewide Topics About Deafness

Contact Cynthia Angeroth, Outreach Coordinator 712.366.3213 Need to know other families have walked in your shoes? Looking for a variety of information to improve your deaf or hard-of-hearing child's life? ISD's Topics About Deafness series provides speakers on myriad topics relevant to you. This free network (thanks to the Iowa Lions Foundation) meets via the Iowa Communications Network at a location convenient to your home, work place or school. Sign up for notification of these classes via our e-mail list HERE.

Other Resources

2014-15 Iowa DHH Directory (pdf) (xlsx)

Statewide Support and Services Links

These Documents below can be found on the Iowa Department of Education Audiology; Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Education Webpage:

Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (ECC-DHH)
Current documents related to sign language interpreters K-12 settings
IEP Communications Plan
Iowa DHH Achievement Data Reports

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