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Empowering Parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children through Learning and Connecting


Welcome to our quarterly event series: "Empowering Parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children through Learning and Connecting." This online gathering, held via Zoom, is designed to provide parents of deaf or hard of hearing children with valuable resources, engaging learning activities, and opportunities to forge meaningful connections.


Our primary goal is to empower parents by equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support their children's unique needs and foster their overall development. Recognizing that parents play a pivotal role in their child's growth and well-being, we have curated a comprehensive program that focuses on education, skill-building, and community building.


Throughout the event, participants will have access to an array of resources tailored specifically to meet the needs of parents navigating the journey of raising deaf or hard of hearing children. These resources include informative articles, educational materials, recommended reading lists, and multimedia content created by experts in the field. We believe that arming parents with accurate information and helpful resources is vital in ensuring their children receive the best support possible.


Furthermore, we understand that learning is most effective when it is interactive and engaging. As such, our event features a variety of carefully crafted learning activities designed to deepen parents' understanding of their child's unique communication needs, explore assistive technologies, and learn practical strategies for supporting their child's language and cognitive development. These activities may include interactive workshops, role-playing exercises, breakout group discussions, and engaging presentations by experienced professionals.


In addition to providing valuable resources and learning opportunities, we recognize the importance of creating a supportive community for parents. Connecting with other parents who share similar experiences can be a source of inspiration, encouragement, and guidance. Our event provides a platform for parents to connect with one another, fostering a network of mutual support and friendship. Through moderated group discussions, networking sessions, and virtual social activities, we strive to build a strong community where parents can share their challenges, successes, and valuable insights.


"Empowering Parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children through Learning and Connecting" aims to create a space where parents feel empowered, educated, and supported. We believe that by equipping parents with the knowledge and resources they need, we can enhance their ability to advocate for their children and promote their overall well-being. Join us for this transformative event as we come together to learn, connect, and empower one another.

Ideas that work, Office of special education programs, U.S. department of education.