The Regional Resource Center on Deafness is housed in the College of Education along with the Divisions of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies, Teacher Education, and Health and Exercise Science. For over 50 years we have been writing grants to support students in fields such as interpreter training, deaf and hard of hearing education, and rehabilitation counseling. Grant awards from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) allow us to provide over $620,000 each year in stipends and tuition remissions for students in our undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting Program, our graduate level Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, and our month-long Rehabilitation Counseling with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults certificate program. 

In addition to student support, we also provide outreach and technical assistance to interpreters through the Western Region Interpreter Education Center (a part of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers, funded by RSA), and to adult settings such as colleges and vocational rehabilitation programs that are unfamiliar with providing access to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf with co-occurring disabilities through a contract with Pepnet 2.

News and Announcements


The RRCD is conducting a Community Needs Assessment for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss communities. The survey is open through August 31st., 2016.


2017 ASL Immersion (Annual Silent Weekend)


Help send one of our WOU alumni, Janna Vander Meulen, to compete in Deaflympics this summer in Samsun, Turkey! Donate here: www.razoo.com/story/Janna-Vander-Meulen-2 ... See MoreSee Less

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Preliminary announcement!
Please spread the word to save the date:

The UO ASL sequence proudly presents

An Evening with Marlee Matlin

Thursday, May 25
Approximately 6:30 pm
UO Campus (Eugene, OR)
Seating is limited: first come-first served (no ticket sales)

Details and flyers to come.
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I wanted to share information about some of the pre- and post-conferences that will happen as part of the ADARA conference.

Language Deprivation: The New Frontier of Deaf Mental Health Care, Neil Glickman, Ph.D. (flyer attached)
May 22nd - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What is STEM?: Providing Interpreters with an Inclusive Perspective, Michelle Montelongo, RID/NAD IV,
May 22nd - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There will also be a post-conference focusing on ethics and more information will soon be posted about that one as well.
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