Advocating for Your Deaf Child
There will be times in your child's life where you will require advocacy skills. Advocacy means promoting the welfare and best interests of your child. For parents of deaf children, this may mean ensuring that your child receives the services they need and deserve to achieve their potential.
The key to being a successful advocate is to have all the information you need. This can be time-consuming but is most important for effective advocacy. Talk to professionals and other parents and read everything you can on your particular area of concern. The Internet is an excellent starting point for information.
PODC can also assist you find the information you need.
Contact our office and let us know how we can assist.
Deaf Children can Advocate for Themselves!
Deaf children need to learn to advocate for themselves. Your child can learn to take responsibility and ensure that their needs are met.
The following links will assist you to become an effective advocate for your child. They are not written for parents of deaf children but the skills and processes are similar.