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CDE Services/Support Programs (Hearing Impaired, including Deafness)

The Colorado Department of Education provides leadership to school districts and BOCES through the CDE Principal Consultant for Deaf Education. The consultative role includes specific guidance in the areas of Educational Audiology, Educational Interpreting, and teaching the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Listservs for Colorado Providers

Pertinent information related to practitioners and parents in the field of deafness is frequently disseminated through the DHH/CDE listservs. The following listservs are available to interested parties.

  • Educational Audiologists
  • Educational Interpreters
  • Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    Information pertinent to Teachers of the Deaf (TODs), Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), Itinerants, Program Administrators, and other individuals in the field of deafness will be placed in this listserv

To join a listserv, send an email indicating the appropriate listserv to Ruth Mathers (Principal Consultant for Deaf Education) at or Moira Blake (Administrative Assistant) at


Colorado Cochlear Implant Consortium (CCIC)

The Colorado Cochlear Implant Consortium was established to increase communication between state agencies, implant centers, implant manufacturers, schools, and early intervention programs relative to children who are candidates for or who have received cochlear implants. The Consortium meets quarterly to discuss issues, develop materials, and organize Colorado's annual Cochlear Implant Videoconference. For more information about the Consortium, please contact Ruth Mathers at


Colorado Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mentor Program

The Colorado Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mentor Program was established to support educational teams working with students with all degrees of hearing loss, regardless of communication mode. Mentoring activities are tailored to specific needs of district staff. Mentors are experts in deafness who also have an additional area of expertise.


For more information about the Mentor Program, please contact Ruth Mathers at



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