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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Transition Program

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David Longo

I am pleased that you have taken the time to visit the OCDE Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHH) website. The Orange County Department of Education provides quality education for DHH students grades seven through Adult Transition residing in Orange County and surrounding counties. Our program has been recognized as a model program nationwide. Our programs are located within the Irvine Unified School District at Venado Middle School and University High School. In addition, we operate an Adult Transition Program (ATP) on the campus of Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa ,CA.

Our program provides curriculum aligned with the California State Standards. Classrooms are designed for DHH students with opportunities for mainstreaming into general education classes. In addition, many of our students participate in extracurricular activities such as sports and student government. Our ATP Program focuses on preparing students for independence and career. We work closely with our local school districts to ensure students get a quality education that is individualized to their needs. 

The DHH Program is wonderful place for students from diverse backgrounds to grow physically, educationally, and socially. Our programs and expertise in working with DHH students is second to none. We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the support and tools necessary to achieve, thrive and succeed.

All of this is made possible by strong partnerships that are developed with our parents, local school districts and community agencies. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions at 949-854-4785.