Families may struggle to find educational programming that is a fit for the unique needs of their child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The tools, information resources below help families who have questions about special education law and how it applies to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Parenting is delightful, complex, challenging and, at times, overwhelming!
An IEP Meeting can be all of these things too! One thing that helps is to come fully prepared. Consider asking a friend, another parent in your community, or a relative to attend the IEP meeting with you. They can take notes so that you can listen and be fully engaged as an active participant.
If you are in need of support, find out more information through the California Hands & Voices ASTra program. Our Chapter Advocates have received specialized training geared toward advocating for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) children. The Hands & Voices Headquarters ASTra page is a great resource to bookmark and refer back to often. Please contact us today if you have any questions! We want to assist families in helping their children reach their highest potential. California Hands & Voices ASTra Coordinator, Johanna Wonderly at
Please note that California Hands & Voices, including our ASTra Advocates, do not provide legal advice, or represent that their advice equates to legal counsel. Nothing in the relationship between the parent requesting support and the ASTra advocate should be construed as legal advice. California Hands & Voices strongly recommends that anyone seeking legal advice get an attorney.