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If you are visiting this page you might have recently had a baby and received a brochure stating that follow up hearing screenings are needed, your baby might have recently been identified as Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or you are the parent of a child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing birth to 3 years old. Identification should occur as early in life as possible because the first months of a child’s life are very important for developing communication skills. In this section you will find resources that we feel will be helpful to your family including: Early Start, Parent to Parent support, Your first IFSP meeting, a Parent Resource Guide and more. Please contact us if we can support your family in anyway! We look forward to hearing from you! Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Advocacy/Law section takes a deeper look at how to get what a child needs including the laws that support the rights to education. IFSP/IEP, Parent trainings, and other resources that will help you through the journey of a raising a Deaf and Hard of Hearing child.
In this section you will find resources for families raising children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing with additional disabilities or have been identified with a syndrome. If you are looking for specific information that is not listed, please contact us and we will do our best to find a resource for you.
In this section you will find resources related to Education and the Educational Placements within California. There are many options within California, including Public School and Non-Pubic School options. You can find additional resources on the Hands & Voices website: Handsandvoices.org
Si está visitando esta página, usted puede haber tenido recientemente un bebé o si tiene un niño que es sordo o tiene problemas auditivos; ¡Enhorabuena! A continuación encontrará muchos recursos, si no encuentran algo específico, por favor pónganse en contacto con Yiesell Rayon en This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o Cindy Sandoval en This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Inglés y Español). También pueden ponerse en contacto con los padres mentores de Parent Links, su información de contacto está abajo, y estarán encantados de apoyar a su familia!
In addition to Early Start and Parent Links, there are also IDEA Funded Parent Centers and the Department of Social Services Deaf Agencies in California that might be helpful to you and your family.
The Transition Process to Post-Secondary Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students starts in High School. In this section you will find information on the transition process and other resources specifically for High School students.
Observe, Understand & Respond: the O.U.R. Children's Safety Project. We don't like to think about it, but our kids who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are at a higher risk for both abuse and neglect. Like any children, they are at risk. As children who might not always be able to communicate easily and fluently, or understand the nuances of conversation with neighbors, caregivers, or strangers, they are at an even higher risk of being victims of someone, somewhere... If we can stop that cycle with even one child, one family... our efforts are more than worthwhile.
In this section you will find resources that we feel might be of interest to our constituency on a variety of wide issues.
In this section you will find links for: Hearing devices, Video Relay Services, Captioning, Possible funding and Insurance for Hearing devices.