The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes is a technical assistance and professional development grant under the research-to-practice area of the Office of Special Education Programs. The national center focuses on the advancement of postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals. Center resources are evidence based, data driven, and aligned with stakeholder needs. Within the center, the initiatives use a variety of strategies to educate and engage with stakeholders with the goal of creating conditions for systemic change over the long term. Our initiatives are innovative, based on implementation science principles, and share the goal of moving the system into one that draws upon the strengths of deaf individuals and the community.


  1. Increased numbers of deaf individuals who are admitted to, persist in, and complete postsecondary education or training
  2. Improved collaborations between community organizations, institutions, and state-level agencies
  3. Increased institutional capacity to implement evidence-based practices and strategies
  4. Increased body of knowledge on how to use technology to promote access and provide accommodations
  5. Expanded dissemination of lessons learned

Contact Information

Carrie Lou GarberoglioProject Director

Tia Ivanko, Project Associate Director

Principal Investigators

  • Carrie Lou Garberoglio
  • Tia Ivanko

Collaborative Partners

Funding Agency


  • Funding has been provided for January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2021.


Visit the National Deaf Center website.