Manager, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services at Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D in Adult Education from University of Georgia Dissertation Title: The Voices of Deaf Experts and Emerging Adults:Transition to Adulthood for Deaf Emerging Adults Publication: Ballenger, S. (2013). The concept of audism in adult education settings. Adult Learning, 24 (3). Associate of Science Degree in Interpreter Training Bachelor of Arts in Speech - Communication Disorders with a minor in Linguistics Master’s degree in Education - Deaf Education
Sheryl Ballenger is the manager of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services at AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center, a unit of the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she serves as a consultant for many college programs and businesses serving deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Sheryl is involved in scholarship and research in the areas of autism and transition for deaf and hard-of-hearing emerging adults. Sheryl’s employment background includes 21 years of working with students with disabilities, assisting faculty, and creating accessible programs at both a research university and a community college. Additionally, Sheryl is a parent advisor for Georgia PINES, a program under the Georgia Department of Education. She advises new parents and families with deaf children of the many opportunities available for language, learning, and life.
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