We are so excited to be meeting in person for the FEDHH 2021 annual conference! We can't wait to collaborate with professionals around Florida who are working with individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Join us on Friday and Saturday November 12 and 13, 2021 as we learn from various professionals in our field, discuss new and innovating teaching methods, and honor shining stars throughout the state of Florida.

The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration 

2900 Parkway Blvd

Kissimmee, Florida 34747




  • Ph.D., Behavioral Health, International University of Graduate Studies, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies

  • M.A., School Counseling and Guidance, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

  • B.A., Psychology, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia.




Danielle Thompson came to U.S.A. from Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies to pursue her college education. She was born deaf to a hearing family and was raised orally.  She learned American Sign Language (ASL) at the age of 18 when she wanted to drop out of college due to lip reading and lack of note takers. After graduating with her BA, she attended Gallaudet University and upon graduating from Gallaudet, began her career providing advocacy and counseling services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in non-profit agencies and worked as a Mental Health Therapist at Walden School, a residential program for emotionally disturbed deaf students in Massachusetts and as a school counselor at Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind. She also worked in Tokyo, Japan teaching English and ASL to deaf Japanese students.  While residing in Japan and Hawaii, Dr. Thompson pursued her Ph.D. in Behavioral Health with an international focus at International University of Graduate Students in the caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis. Currently she is an Associate Professor in International Development, Master of Arts (IDMA) program at Gallaudet University. IDMA is an interdisciplinary program and Dr. Thompson teaches Immigrant and Refugee studies, disaster risk and reduction and mental health for deaf persons. Her passion in social emotional learning for deaf persons, disaster risk and reduction among small nations around the world and immigrant and refugee studies.



National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), Teacher’s license, endorsement in School Counselor for Virginia. 


Registration is now open for the 2021 annual FEDHH Conference! Sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

Book your hotel room at The Grand Orlando Resort by October 19, 2021 to receive your discounted room rate. Discounted Room Rates are $89 per night. Parking not included. 


Do you have a helpful resource or innovating ideas to share with our members? Consider applying to present for one of our breakout sessions. We are still in decisions about whether it will be virtual or in person. However if you don't have a preference and KNOW you want to present, please send in your call for papers now.