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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#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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#SelfAdvocacySunday Part 8: Role Models27 January 2019#SelfAdvocacySunday!  Tonight’s post is all about really awesome adults that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  I tried to find some from a variety of occupations and places so young children can find someone with whom to connect.   Have a seat, and let’s get going!You can be anyone you want! A…

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Today’s post is from a special contributor, Camillia J. Lynch.  She is working on her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. Kevin J. Donaldson stated, “Remember NO ONE has the right to control your emotions, thoughts, and actions unless you let them.” It is normal to experience various kinds of emotions or feelings because it is okay to feel. Sometimes, it may be uncomfortable to experience negative emotions or feelings such as…

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