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Welcome to the North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NDSD/RCDHH) website. Our “Purpose” is to develop, coordinate, and maintain a comprehensive continuum of services for all citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing (infants through senior citizens). Our “Mission” is to provide an environment in which individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can access the services and support that they need to become and remain integrated, productive citizens of the state. (Future Services Plan July 20, 2010)

North Dakota School for the Deaf 125th Anniversary All-School Reunion June 25-28, 2015

Plans for the 125th Anniversary of ND School for the Deaf are underway. NDSD has a separate agenda from the alumni reunion agenda. NDSD sponsored celebration will be one-day only, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The NDSD Society celebration will be three days (June 26, 27, 28). All NDSD sponsored activities are free and will coincide with the activities planned by the alumni. For reunion updates, click on James Johnson, Class of 1985, vlog (125th Anniversary All-School Reunion Agenda)

The Real Sounds of Hearing Loss: Shots - Health News: NPR

For the hearing-impaired, sounds are quieter, but they can also be fuzzier and maddeningly distorted. Listen to these audio clip simulations of what that kind of hearing loss sounds like.

Deaf Awareness Information

  1. Deaf Awareness Packet (3.9Mb pdf)
  2. Deaf Awareness Trivia (590kb pdf)

Back to School Tips for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students

The North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing has been proudly serving the citizens of North Dakota with programs and services since its establishment by the North Dakota Legislature in 1890 and continues to be an important part of the continuum of services of North Dakota's excellent education system.

NDSD/RCDHH provides a comprehensive education program serving persons of all ages that looks at the individual needs of the child and family.

NDSD/RCDHH has residential programming for students from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon with numerous opportunities for extra-curricular activities, social interactions, and development of independent living and community skills.

Students are transported home each weekend and for school holidays so there is plenty of family interaction.

Assessments, consultations, and direct services to school age students in mainstream settings are available for school districts and special education units upon request.

NDSD/RCDHH is accredited through the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and the North Central Association/Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI) K-8.


A list of available services provided by the ND School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing can be obtained by contacting the school and/or individual listed next to the requested service.


Useful Phone Numbers


  • Blackhurst: V/TTY: 701-665-4418


  • Nurse's Office: V/TTY: 701-665-4406
  • About Relay North Dakota:
      TTY users call 1-800-366-6888
      Voice users call toll free 1-800-366-6889

Upcoming Events

Keith Wann Workshop and Show (553kb pdf)

  • Lake Region State College (1601 College Dr N - Devils Lake, ND)
  • June 27, 2015

Parent-Professional Learning Community Workshop (434kb pdf) October 9-10, 2015

Check out the “NDSD Society” website for many “old” photos from the NDSD Heritage Center! (157kb pdf)

Language & Auditory Fun (9:30a-11:30a)

Outreach Upcoming Events

Hearing Loss Support Groups:

  • Jamestown (2nd Wednesday of every month @ 10:30 a.m.)
    • Jamestown Senior Center (419 5th Street NE)
  • Fargo/Moorhead (2nd Thursday of every month @ 12:00 p.m.)
    • Moorhead Public Library (110 5th Street S)
  • Bismarck/Mandan (3rd Tuesday of every month @ 10:30 a.m.)
    • Bismarck Senior Center (315 N. 20th St)
  • Grand Forks/EGF (3rd Thursday of every month @ 12:30 p.m.)
    • Grand Forks Senior Center (620 4th Ave S)

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