Kansas Instructors for the Deaf

K.I.D. -- Kansas Instructors for the Deaf

K.i.D. -
Providing information on conferences, organizations and resources in the field of deaf education


About K.I.D.

Fall Conference: October 7-8, 2016.  
(See our EVENTS page for more information and to download your handouts.)

Kansas Instructors for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KID) is a statewide organization of professionals working with children and students, who are deaf and hard of hearing, in early intervention and educational programs. The organization is managed by a slate of officers whom are elected bi-annually (see by-laws).

The object of this organization is to improve the education of the deaf and hard of hearing students, to encourage socialization and opportunities for interchanging ideas among the personnel serving the deaf and hard of hearing students, and to promote awareness of educational goals and problems of deaf/hard of hearing students in Kansas.

Professional development workshops are sponsored by KID as a way to ensure that professionals in Kansas are receiving up-to-date information, strategies, and techniques to better serve our students. These conferences are held on a regular basis. In addition, KID publishes a newsletter twice a year containing articles on deafness, updates on events, and resources to be accessed. To be added to the mailing list for conference information and the newsletter, please refer to the membership and events sections.

KID is an active participant on several Kansas Department of Education committees convened to address issues specific to the field of deaf education, including educational interpreter guidelines. KID was instrumental in pushing the state of Kansas to develop guidelines for deaf education programs in public schools. To view some of these documents, please refer to the resources section.