New Center’s Name

Research and Resource Center with Deaf* communities (RRCD)

Mission statement

RRCD supports Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing individuals by engaging students, professionals, and other stakeholders in practices, advocacy, research, and training.

The RRCD is committed to doing our PART through goals in: 

Practices:

RRCD is committed to transforming ethical, reflective, and dynamic practices through application of evidence-based solutions. practices.

Advocacy:

RRCD will provide resources to increase the provision of research, scholarship, and educational materials. 

Research:

RRCD aims to be recognized as a center of excellence for innovative research and programming. 

Training:

RRCD will continue to provide educational opportunities and programming focused on the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities.
*Deaf – The RRCD has adopted with minor adaptations, the definition of ‘Deaf’ that is used by the National Deaf Center (NDC). The RRCD is using the term deaf in an all-inclusive manner, to include people who may identify as D/deaf, DeafBlind, deaf-blind, deaf with additional disabilities, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and/or persons with unilateral/bilateral hearing loss. RRCD recognizes that for many individuals, identity is fluid and can change over time or with setting. RRCD has chosen to use one term, Deaf, with the goal of recognizing experiences that are shared by all members of our diverse communities while also honoring all of our differences. Source: https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/defining-deaf