Only one person is truly an advocate for your child and their needs - YOU!
We believe this is highly important - no one will stand up for your child and their needs other than you. In many situations, this isn't hard to do. But, unfortunately, there are times when it can be a battle.
This section is here to help you be an advocate for your deaf & hard of hearing child. From the mundane to the battles, we hope you will find something of use here.
Advocacy Tips for Parents - A great document from Listen Up
IEP Checklist - From Listen Up
IEP Checklist - From Hands & Voices
IEP4U - Thousands of IEP goals you can use
The Pop-Up IEP - Good answers for statements you may hear from educators.
Sample IEPs - From Awesome Library
Transition Checklist - From Listen Up
Your Child's IEP: Practical and Legal Guidance for Parents - A great article from Wrights Law
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan - Complaint to school district
Help Kids Hear is a site dedicated to helping parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. We are parents of hard of hearing kids and simply want to "give back" to the community. We welcome your comments, questions & suggestions. Please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.