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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.

Legal Resources, ADA, & Case Law for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

It is not unusual for the parent of a disabled child to have to resort to legal action or at least quoting case law in order to ensure they receive the services they need and are entitled to. Here we provide you with the information you may need.

 


Legal Research

FindLaw - A great research tool.

Wrights Law - Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

California Center for Law & the Deaf

Legal Network for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Special Education Advocacy Services

 

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Applicable Government Sources

Office of Special Education Programs - Department of Education office dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights

 

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Laws

U.S. Department of Justice Guide to Disability Law

American Medical Association - Americans with Disabilities Act and Hearing Interpreters

Colorado State Law 96-1041, The Deaf Child's Bill of Rights

Cornell University - Education Law Overview

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities - The Education of Children and Youth with Special Needs: What do the Laws Say?

Federal Laws Governing Special Needs Transportation

 

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Americans with Disabilities Act

What does ADA say about the deaf?

ADA Hot Links and Document Center

Department of Justice ADA Technical Assistance CD ROM - This free CD-ROM contains a complete collection of the Department’s ADA materials. It includes the Department’s regulations, architectural design standards, and technical assistance publications.

Department of Justice ADA Settlements and Consent Agreements

Department of Justice Title III Information

Are Doctors Required to Provide Interpreters for Medical Visits and Other Medical-Related Situations?

Effective communication for deaf individuals in state and local courts; obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

 

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

How the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Applies to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Policymaker Partnership for Implementing IDEA

IDEA Practices

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities - IDEA Overview

Section 504 and IDEA: Basic Similarities and Differences

 

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

U.S. Department of Labor - Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights - Your rights under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities - Overview of 504

Overview - Beyond the Classroom

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - How to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights

ADA Q & A: Section 504 & Post Secondary Education

Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities - 504 FAQ

 

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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.