DCDD - The Collaborative Community for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness
A message from the President,
Suzanne Raschke
Dear Colleagues:

Happy 2018 to each of you! 

I am honored to begin my new role as President of DCDD. And I am humbled by the great Presidents of DCDD that have gone before me - I have some big shoes to fill.

The DCDD Board is composed of esteemed professionals representing various stakeholder organizations and job roles within our field. 

  • Past President: Becca Jackson
  • President Elect: Caron Mellblom-Nishioka
  • Secretary: David Conway
  • Treasurer: Stan Dublinske
  • Chair: Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Debra Lively
  • Chair: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Anna Paulson
  • Chair: Speech and Language Learning Disabilities, Diane Paul 
  • Chair: Multiple and Severe Disabilities, Susan Bruce
  • Chair: Knowledge and Skills, Kevin Miller
  • Chair: Membership, Mary Gavin

It has been my pleasure to serve alongside these colleagues and learn from them - the best in our field! They post some excellent monthly messages that I hope you all have been enjoying via our listserv mailings and website . I know you will want to get to know these colleagues either by meeting face to face at CEC Convention & Expos and other various conferences, or through their work at DCDD.
In order to serve you, our valued members and those interested in learning more about our work, we hope to meet you and get to know you in Tampa at the CEC Convention & Expo . This year’s convention is February 6 - 9, 2018 where we are sponsoring many sessions . If you are in attendance, please join us at our social on February 8th. 

For those of you who cannot get away, we have designed a short survey to get to know you and your needs, interests, and talents. This information will direct our DCDD Executive Board as we seek to tailor future plans to meet your specific needs.

We hope you will help us know you better by clicking the red button and completing this quick survey.
( Survey open only 1 week! Closes January 29, 2018 )

Our Mission
The Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) is concerned with the well- being, development, and education of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with communication and learning disorders, ranging from mild to profound, and/or who are deaf or hard of hearing.

DCDD aims to provide information to professionals and families regarding: (a) the development of communication and learning abilities, (b) the prevention of communication and learning disorders, and (c) evidence-based assessment and intervention practices for individuals with speech, language, learning, and/or hearing difficulties.
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Let's move forward together!


Kind regards,
Suzanne Raschke
The DCDD Executive Board