Understanding and using the information needed for systems navigation and informed decision-making will promote your family well-being and empowerment. Knowledge needed includes knowing your legal rights, financial resources, needed specialists, services, and skills to get to success.

What you will learn in this section

Spend some time on these activities to:

  1. understand the impact of hearing loss/difference on your child’s development.
  2. 2have an increased understanding of the different language/communication options for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
  3. understand your role in advocating for your child’s needs.
  4. have more knowledge of information and resources that will support your child/family.
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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 5UJ1MC30748-07-00 for Family Leadership In Language And Learning for $1,800,00.00 This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.