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ERIC Number: EJ1018883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
For Parents and Children Access is Key-- To Curriculum, to Services, and to Each Other
Crace, Jodee S.; Ronco, Jennifer; Hossler, Tami
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v14 p66-69 2013
Parent-to-parent support is vital for parents of all children, but, of course, it is especially vital for parents who have deaf or hard of hearing children. Without the support of other parents, those with deaf and hard of hearing children can easily feel isolated, confused, and alone. Once they meet each other, however, those same parents feel enriched, both by learning about the experiences of others and by sharing their own. Access is key--to each other for comfort and meaningful support, to information for the knowledge they need to support their children academically and emotionally, and, above all, to their children's thoughts and feelings. At the American Society for Deaf Children, the goal is to support parents and their children in whatever way they need to gain access.This article shares two parents' stories.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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