Located at Gallaudet University, the Office of Regional and National Outreach (RNO) initiates, leads, and supports outreach efforts by providing resources, consultation, and training to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs of deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind people, their family members, and the educators and other professionals who work with them throughout the United States and its territories.

The mission of RNO is to advance the intellectual, social, linguistic and economic vitality of deaf and hard of hearing people through educational outreach and leadership development programs at the regional and national level. The RNO is able to provide many of these educational opportunities across the country by working with departments and programs at Gallaudet University, such as the College of Continuing Studies and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center.

RNO fosters opportunities for collaborative relationships between Gallaudet and other educational institutions, governments and non-profit agencies at the regional and national level through its Regional Centers.

The Office of Regional and National Outreach oversees six (6) Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURC).

To better fulfill this mission, we are conducting this needs assessment to help guide us as we design programs and services.

This survey is being sent through the RNO mailing list.

This needs assessment is completely voluntary and anonymous. You will have the option to request inclusion in our listserv at the end of the needs assessment. By using SurveyMonkey, we are guaranteeing anonymity.

Please complete this survey by May 1, 2013.

Please forward this needs assessment to anyone you think might benefit from the services of the Gallaudet University Regional Centers such as parents of deaf and hard of hearing children and professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing children.

Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

Lisa Jacobs, Director of RNO
Sheri Cook, Director, GURC - Midwest: John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois
Kathy Vesey, Director, GURC – Northeast: Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Judy Coryell, Director, GURC - Pacific: Kapi`olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii
Karen Sheffer, Director, GURC - Southeast: Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Arlene Gunderson, Director, GURC - Southwest: Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
Pam Snedigar, Director, GURC – West: Ohlone College, Fremont, California.