Many families struggle in their attempts to improve educational programs for their children, and the support they find is usually not experienced with the unique issues facing deaf or hard of hearing kids. Hands & Voices is often asked to provide educational advocacy support to families (and professionals) who have questions about special education law and its applicability to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
This is where the Hands & Voices Advocacy, Support, and Training (ASTra) Program comes in handy.
It's not at all uncommon to find an H&V trained advocate supporting a family who is struggling with their child's educational services and communication access. Maine H&V can provide families with advocacy resources, support, and in some cases, attend an IEP meeting with a family.
Meet our trained ASTra advocates: