GLAD’s Family Outreach Advocates work with deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and deaf disabled youth, plus their parents and/or legal guardians, to create positive outcomes and ensure a higher quality of life.
Support youth and their parents/legal guardians during interactions with schools and other organizations.
We advocate with families of deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and deaf disabled children (DHH) during meetings, including:
We educate about resources and laws that apply to children, such as:
Strengthen child’s language development, self-advocacy skills, and family relationships.
We are trained in American Sign Language (ASL) instruction and interaction with DHH children and their families. We work to: