Help Kids Hear – A web site dedicated to helping parents of children that are deaf or hard of hearing.  The latest news, resources, articles, and discussions about hearing impaired children!
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A site for parents of hard of hearing & deaf children.
In the News - News articles about hearing impairment, new technologies, and other related materials.
Articles & Commentary - Our editorial section. Articles written by us and by professionals in the field.
Resources & Information - Our largest section. Dedicated to helping you find the information you need. Everything from educational information, sources financial support, mental health support and more!
Facts & Figures - A brief "stat sheet" with information about just how common hearing impairment is, particularly in children.
Discussion Forum - What we hope will be hallmark of our site. An open forum where you can read and post questions about hearing impairment across a wide variety of categories.
For the Kids - Links to and information just for the kids themselves.

Advocacy, Legal & Legislative Information for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Don't miss the Help Kids Hear Discussion Forum! A great place for information, ideas and support!

Advocacy for your deaf and hard of hearing child is essential. If you have not already discovered it, no one will stand up for your child - it is up to you! This can be as simple as knowing about your child's IEP and ensuring accurate information is included but often times you must take stronger action.

On the legal front, knowing your child's rights is essential. You simply cannot count on agencies, public schools and other organizations to provide you with everything you need - often times you must fight for it.

On the legislative front, you can do a lot as an advocate for the hard of hearing / deaf. There is always new legislation at the Federal and state levels, in many forms, that impact the services you receive (such as the fight to require insurance companies to pay for hearing aids). We will try to keep you up to date on legislative activities that affect the community and when called for, ask you to take action by writing, calling or emailing your representatives!

Advocacy For Your Child
Being an advocate, IEP's, sample letters, etc.
Legal Information & Your Rights
Information on applicable case law, ADA and more
Legislative Information
Current & historical legislative actions taking place

 

 
 

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 info@helpkidshear.org.