Gallaudet University Regional Center South
Serving Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Gallaudet University Regional Center-South (GURC-South), hosted at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind North Campus at Decatur, AL, is one of Gallaudet’s four regional centers devoted to providing services, programs and resources for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their communities.
-Dissemination of resources from Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and regional networks.
-Development, provision, or support of educational transition, Early Intervention, and topic-specific training programs or services.
-Consultation regarding Early Intervention and Deaf Education.
-Collaboration with programs throughout respective regions to foster opportunities across the lifespan.
About the Gallaudet University Regional Centers
The Gallaudet University Regional Centers were established in 1977. Through partnerships with host institutions, the Gallaudet University Regional Centers share Gallaudet's undergraduate and graduate programs and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's resources and expertise through training programs, workshops and conferences, youth programs, technical assistance, and consultation. For more information please visit the GURC page on the Gallaudet website.
About Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Founded in 1858, Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is America’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are blind, deaf, deafblind or multidisabled. Through five campuses in Talladega and a statewide network of Regional Centers, AIDB provides services to over 30,000 people per year. For more information please visit the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind website.
About Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind individuals through American Sign Language and English. The university enrolls over 1,300 students in more than 40 undergraduate majors, as well as many graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral level.