Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child

Raising kids is hard. Add a diagnosis of hearing loss and you might find yourself thinking parenting is not for the faint of heart. My children were born with needs categorized as “special.” They look like typical kids (with the exception of their devices) but they...

How a Deaf Mentor Helped Our Family

We brought our boys home from Russia when they were 15 months old. When they were 22 months old, Mark was diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss. He was fitted with hearing aids a month later. Mark is now a teenager. I remember feeling completely overwhelmed....

200 Years of Deaf Education in America

Our 200 years of deaf education in the United States owe their existence to two men who traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to bring education to the deaf children of Hartford, Connecticut. As a result of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet’s and Laurent Clerc’s...