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The National Deaf Education Project

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The National Deaf Education Project was founded in 1998 by Lawrence Siegel. Lawrence M. Siegel has been an advocate and attorney for special education cases beginning in 1979 (National Deaf Education Project). He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (National Deaf Education Project). He has strong beliefs regarding the Deaf community and culture and the Deaf’s rights and liberties as Americans. Specifically, he believes that communication and language is a right for human beings and should become a necessity for learning. He established the NDEP to become the model and articulate a plan for communication in the educational setting for deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States (National Deaf Education Project). The board of the NDEP consists of representatives of Gallaudet University and collaborators of the project of the American Society for Deaf Children, the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools for the Deaf, the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, Gallaudet University, and the National Association of the Deaf (Gallaudet). This organization continues to aid in reforming the communication systems for the deaf and hard of hearing in public educational systems. Lawrence Siegel has succeeded in an abundance of fiets for deaf and hard of hearing educational rights. The National Deaf Education Project has been succeeding in cases and court by fighting for deaf educational rights since 1998 until
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