*Summer News: New Advocacy App now available
A recent article in Odyssey Magazine 2019, published through Gallaudet College, had the following lead into a featured story:
Advocating for your deaf or hard of hearing child can be a daunting task ...and very intimidating. So many professionals around a table ... and you as the parent. What can you do as a parent to advocate for your deaf or hard of hearing child? Now there's help right at your fingertips - in an app! The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, in collaborationwith the American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC), Hand & Voices, and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), has created a free app to assist you with understanding how to advocate for your child (kindergarten to twelfth grade) during educational planning meetings. The app details aspects of the IEP law, IEP meetings, and the law regarding 504 plans and 504 plan meetings. It also includes how to tell if your child may be eligible for one of these legal protections. The app, appropriately named Parent Advocacy App for Deaf or Hard of Hearing, is available for download in any app store.
If you'd like to read the entire article, please go to the Odessey Magazine link below and scroll down the featured articles list. You can also subscribe to the magazine for free.