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What is GURC?

Posted By harnold On October 12, 2010 @ 12:13 pm In | Comments Disabled

The goal of the Gallaudet Regional Center is to provide a regional connection to Gallaudet University, its educational programs, and its community. The center will offer extension courses, training workshops, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing people from birth through adulthood.

In partnership with Gallaudet University, the GURCs offer courses for deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Courses provide opportunities to study with recognized experts in such fields as American Sign Language Linguistics, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, and Interpreting. These courses are provided through the GURCs, often in collaboration with sponsoring agencies serving deaf and hearing communities.  Schools for deaf students, special education school districts, interpreter training programs, or professional organizations can be sponsoring agencies.

Through partnerships with host colleges, Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURCs) help Gallaudet and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center bring the resources and expertise of Gallaudet University to sites across the country via the provision of extension courses, training programs, workshops, conferences, enrichment programs, and technical assistance.  The Office of Regional and National Outreach oversee the 6 regional centers.

Midwest Region
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Coverage:
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Northeast Region
Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott Way
Haverhill, MA 01830-2397
Coverage: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Southeast Region
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Coverage: Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands

Southwest Region
Austin Community College
1020 Grove Blvd. #1143, Building A
Austin, TX  78741
Coverage: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

Pacific Region
Kapiolani Community College
4355 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Coverage: Hawai’i, and American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, Republic of Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands

Western Region
Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94539-0916
Coverage: Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming


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