As parents, we are the experts on our children. We know them better than they know anyone else and we know what they like/dislike, how they learn, and what they need. Let’s face it, unfortunately our kids enter some school settings that are, putting it politely, not deaf-friendly. Whether it is just an uninformed teacher or a hostile administrator, there are times when we will need to stand up for what our children need in order to succeed in school. That means we have to wear yet another “hat”—the hat of special education advocate. But where do we start?
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