Why Should You Partner with Us?

We are responsive to the needs of families, parents, professionals, organizations, and the community as related to hearing loss through:

  1. providing opportunities for self-advocacy.
  2. providing opportunities for collaboration.
  3. providing insight to connections and exploration of support networks.
  4. providing exposure to the unique needs of people with hearing loss.
  5. providing hearing loss education and awareness.

 

Learn More about Our Five Partner Principles
self-advocacy

We provide parents with skill-building so they are fully empowered and equipped with the knowledge and confidence to advocate for their child. jrpics26

We do this through:

  • Listening Session
  • Deaf Mentors
  • One-On-One Parent Coaching Sessions (more than 100 families)
  • Modeled IEP Advocacy
  • Early Intervention Empowermentgeorge-herron-photography-27-of-39

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collaboration

We lead efforts to bring organizations and communities together to be a voice for those who may not otherwise have a voice. We provide continued exposure about hearing loss to policymakers and organization leaders.untitled-design6

We do this through:

  • Annual Back to School Bash
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Partnership
  • Advocacy Day for Access

and by being a part of:

  • ECCS
  • SAASH
  • SC-YEA!
  • TACTimage1
  • OSES Advisory Council
  • Deaf Alliance
  • First Sound Advisory Council

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connections and support networks

We develop connections with professionals to create strong support networks for people with hearing loss throughout SC.

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  • Annual Back to School Bash
  • Pediatrics/Audiologists conferences
  • exhibiting at conferences
  • county resource guides
  • attendance at meetings in order to identify and provide access to community connections
  • educating parents about the various opportunities for language for their childcara-research-to-practice

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exposure

image2We utilize our collaborations to bring the unique needs of this community to light, making the invisible visible.

We do this through:

  • SCAAP
  • Meeting with Arik Bjorn
  • Awareness that it is “Deaf and Hard of Hearing,” not “Hearing Impaired”screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-3-03-51-pm
  • Campaign for Access

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awareness and education

We provide awareness and education about hearing loss to organizations, policy makers, and communities across the state.

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