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Smith Building

Old MainThe North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NDSD/RCDHH) (372kb pdf) was established in 1890 by the North Dakota Constitution and located in Devils Lake is under the direction, control, and management of the Department of Public Instruction.

The school is an educational institution for the education of persons of all ages with severe to profound hearing loss. Out-of-state students are accepted on a tuition basis. NDSD/RCDHH collaborates with public and private entities for the provision of services to adult individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing plus provides direct services to adults statewide.

NDSD Campus Tour (15MB pdf)


"For more than 125 years, the ND School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NDSD/RCDHH) has been in the business of educating students who are deaf. Learn more about the history of NDSD (1890 to present day) at the links provided."

Pictures from the 125th Celebration (June 25-28, 2015) (47mb pdf)

2009-10 Future Services Plan
The North Dakota School for the Deaf Future Services Plan Transition Team, a group of 13 individuals representing a broad-based constituency, selected and appointed by the ND Superintendent of Public Instruction was charged with the task of identifying a plan to meet the changing needs of deaf and hard of hearing students and citizens of the state as mandated in HB 1013, Section 19. During its 10-meeting/11-month process the Transition Team addressed and responded specifically to each of the six (6) tasks identified in HB 1013. Their recommendations are included in the full summary (linked above) and may be reviewed for their specific content.


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