CAL-ED believes that for many individuals, identity can be fluid. Deaf- when the term Deaf is used, consider that it does not encompass all the lived experiences of multiple identities of Deaf individuals. These identities may change over time and place, some examples include; Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, & Late-Deafened.
CAL-ED believes full access to language is a human right for all Deaf children.
CAL-ED believes Deaf children have the right to communication equity.
CAL-ED believes Deaf children have the right to an education that is equitable and inclusive of all parts of their identity. CAL-ED places a high value on the integration of academic, social, and emotional development.
CAL-ED believes in providing resources and support to the state’s Deaf students, their families and the professionals that serve them.
CAL-ED believes in following the anti-bias curriculum, which is an approach to educational curricula that attempts to challenge prejudices such as racism, sexism, ableism, audism, linguicism, and other forms of discrimination.