Two logos, Left RIT National Technical Institute for the Deaf Regional STEM Center. Right AIDB Alabama Institute for the Deaf

About NTID Regional STEM Center (NRSC)

  • Group of students at a table working on electronics called Little Bits

    AIDB collaborated with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf to form the NTID Regional STEM Center (NRSC), which is housed on the campus of AIDB in Talladega, AL. The mission of the NRSC is to promote STEM educational initiatives and career awareness for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in secondary grades. The region we serve reflects twelve states in the southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. If you do not live in these states, do not despair. Keep reading for more information about national programs!

    This includes, but is not limited to, mainstream and residential programs.  The best part is that these services are at no cost to schools, staff, families, or students. Please browse through our training, resources, and programs listed to the left to see how we can provide support for you.  We have something for everyone - students, teachers, and interpreters.

    In addition to all our regular services, the NRSC has two nationwide programs - M.E.L.D., and Robotics. Please check out each section elsewhere on this site.

  • AIDB Special Projects

    AIDB Special Projects Department is AIDB's collaborative effort to invest additional time and funding with federal partners in order to support the mission of AIDB: To provide comprehensive education and service programs of superior quality to children with sensory differences and their families. The project's goal is to expand services beyond our campus programs and even beyond Alabama's borders.

    Special Projects consist of Special Education Coordination, The NTID Regional STEM Center at AIDB, The Center for Assistive Technology Training, The Early Language Acquisition Project, and the Agricultural Education Program. Special Projects has been very fortunate to have support from many different areas: AIDB Board of Trustees, AIDB President Dr. Dennis Gilliam, and strong Legislative support in Washington, DC, and Alabama.