Alaska DHOH Resources

1. Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ASSDHH)

a. Educational Philosophy: “The Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides an educational option for PreK-12 for deaf and hard of hearing students that fosters and supports the development of both American Sign Language and English. This learning model will enable each student to acquire and effectively use the life and knowledge skills necessary to achieve his or her own personal, academic, social and vocational goals; and by so doing make significant contributions to society in general, and to the deaf community in particular.” Retrieved on May 15, 2015 from,3135,en.html

b. Coordinator of Interpreter and Support Staff: Tracy Pifer -

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d. Schools: Russian Jack Elementary School, Clark Middle School, East High School

2. Alaska Advisory Board for the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DEB)

a. Purpose: “We are an advisory board for the education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students across Alaska. We are a diverse group of educators and government officials with a wide variety of educational philosophies. We work together to promote the best practices in Deaf education for the students we serve.” Retrieved on May 15, 2015 from

b. DEB Chair: Courtney Westmann

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d. Meeting Dates: TBD

3. Alaska Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

a. Objective: “The primary objective of AKRID is to provide professional development for interpreters; exchange ideas, opinions, and experiences concerning interpreting; act as a body to advance professional and ethical standards for interpreters; and advocate for professional recognition of interpreters, (Article 2, AKRID Bylaws).” Retrieved on May 15, 2015 from

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4. Alaska Relay

a. “Alaska Relay Service is a statewide service that connects standard (voice) telephone users with deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, speech-disabled, or late-deafened people who use text telephones (TTYs) or voice carry-over (VCO) phones…” (Retrieved May 15, 2015 from

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5. Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA)

a. Mission Statement: “To enhance the quality of life for Alaskans through assistive technology.” Retrieved on May 15, 2015 from

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6. Audiology Businesses/Clinics

a. Alaska Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat - Hearing

Office Address: Providence Alaska Medical Center
(In the "T" Tower)
3841 Piper Street, Suite 230
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Tel: 907-279-8800
Fax: 907-279-8810

b. Alaska Native Medical Center - Audiology Clinic
Office Address: 3801 University Lake Drive, second floor
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (907) 729-1400

c. Northern Hearing Audiology

Anchorage Office and Corporate Headquarters
4200 Lake Otis Parkway, Suite 302
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Phone: 907-561-1326
FAX: 907-561-2865
Toll Free Statewide: 1-888-391-1326

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Walk-In hearing aid repair services available M, T, TH & F 12-1 PM.

Wasilla Office
935 Westpoint Drive
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone: 907-357-1326
FAX: 907-357-1396

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

7. Bridges Navigator

a. Purpose: “The Bridges Navigator Program is a statewide program that provides a range of resources and services designed to improve long-term employment and housing options to Alaskans who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This program is run by Alyeska Vocational Services, funded via a grant provided by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.” Retrieved on May 15, 2015 from

b. Office: AVS @ the Denali Deaf Community Center
223 East 5th Avenue, Suite 100,
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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8. Denali Deaf Community Center

a. Mission: “The Alaska Deaf Center provides an open, inspiring place that empowers and includes persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind, in every aspect of our Alaskan Communities.” Retrieved on May 15, 2015 from

b. Contact: 221 E. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska

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9. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

a. Contact: Beth Kaplan, M.Ed.
Program Manager
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
State of Alaska—Division of Public Health
Women's Children and Family Health
3601 C Street, Suite 322
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: 907-334-2273
Fax: 907-269-3432

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10. Gallaudet University Regional Center

a. Purpose: “The Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURCs) share resources among each other and with Gallaudet University. The GURCs offer professional studies and extension courses, training programs, workshops, conferences, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing people, their family members, and the educators and other professionals who work with them.” Retrieved on May 18, 2015 from

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11. Listening and Spoken Language Program – Anchorage School District

a. Williwaw Elementary School – HOH Program

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12. SESA – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

a. Purpose: SESA specialists provide consultative services to school teams for students who are from the ages of 3 to 22 years of age who live in a rural area of Alaska with hearing loss.

b. Contact: Olivia Yancey, MDE
Phone: 907-334-1332

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13. Stone Soup Group – Parent Navigators

a. Purpose: “Parent Navigation is a statewide service that assists parents and family members of a child with special needs from birth to age 26. Learning that you have a child with special needs can be overwhelming in a number of ways. Parent Navigators are there to help assist family members as they "navigate" through the options and resources available by offering specialized information, support, trainings and resources based on each child's unique needs. Parent Navigators are connected to community resources and will help families make informed decisions, ensuring that, as a family, they are receiving long-term quality, coordinated care and support.” Retrieved on May 18, 2015 from

b. Contact: Phone (907) 561-3701/ Toll Free: (877) 786-7327

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