Action Alert: Support Ind. School for the Deaf, Oppose HB 1367

The National Association of the Deaf asks everyone to support the Indiana School for the Deaf by calling/emailing Indiana legislators and asking them to oppose Indiana State House Bill 1367. The bill would remove the outreach center currently housed at the Indiana School for the Deaf, terminate all staff working in that center, and recreate a new outreach center separate from the school. HEAR Indiana is the major proponent of this bill.

The outreach center already provides comprehensive and impartial information to all deaf and hard of hearing children and their parents in Indiana. There is no need to dismantle this outreach center and begin all over again with a new center. Doing so also is fiscally irresponsible and unnecessary in these difficult economic times.

The National Association of the Deaf sent a letter to Indiana legislators, and asks all members and supporters to call or send their own emails and letters to these Indiana legislators. For more information about the bill and how to write a letter, a flyer from the Deaf community in Indiana is provided below.

Indiana Deaf Education Colalition Flyer (PDF)

Indiana Deaf Education Coalition Flyer (Word)