#SelfAdvocacySunday Aware of self as a deaf or hard of hearing individual
#SelfAdvocacySunday Part 9: Camps for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children24 February 2019Summer Camps!I have the pleasure of being a member of the Richland Sertoma Club, a service organization with a focus on children and adults with hearing loss. One of our big projects is sending children who are deaf or hard of hearing to Camp Sertoma.  Camp…

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Check in + Circle of SupportDoes it feel like your world is upside down? You are not alone. Beginnings SC  • 4/09/2020We’ve put together multiple tips to help you navigate this new school-at-home time we are in.Here are some DHH-specific tips for facing the new challenge of learning from home.     If school was the only concern,…

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We have thrown together a list of a few easy resources that you might find helpful but the biggest goal of this post is to make sure you know that just surviving this whole thing is okay.

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Summer IEP for Parents-Games (Click for a PDF)
Welcome to the third round of the Summer IEP for PARENTS-- Games, Activities and Sports! Hope everyone is feeling good about doing some fun activities and using lots of language! This week is more of the same-Games, Activities, and Sports. Regardless of the hot SC sun, summer is still a perfect time for fun. Family activities,…

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AKA-Take care of yourself first. If anyone is watching over my shoulder while I am working on this, they have one hand on their hip and the other is wagging a finger at me. I am the worst at taking care of myself--first or last. But as moms, moms of kids with different kinds of needs…

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#SelfAdvocacySunday Part 11: Caring for Hearing Technology20 April 2019#SelfAdvocacySunday: Part 11-3 Tips about Caring for Hearing TechnologyMany days there seems to be not enough time in the day. Soon it will be summer so put a post it note on the fridge and work on some #SelfAdvocacy skills this year. Yes, you have homework!You can read…

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#SelfAdvocacy for Parents-IEP Pre-planning28 March 2019You have homework!Before the IEP, spend a little time filling out this worksheet and thinking about the upcoming year.  You can write down all your thoughts that might "hide" once you get to the IEP meeting.  Right-click and save the image below, or download a PDF to collect your thoughts.…

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