Family Support for Deaf Teens: A Roadmap to Success

As deaf children grow into teenagers, they begin to take a more active role in decision-making and responsibilities. Families are often unaware of strategies to support their deaf teen on becoming more independent. The role of family members is vital in ensuring deaf youth are prepared for life after high school. It’s an overwhelming but exciting time for both families and deaf teens.  

A Holiday for the Whole Family: Tips to Include Deaf Guests

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As a child, National Deaf Center’s community engagement coordinator, Diego Guerra, was the only deaf person in a large, Mexican-American family, which spoke both English and Spanish. Though some extended family members used a few signs, most did not know American Sign Language (ASL).

A Holiday for the Whole Family: Tips to Include Deaf Guests

Diego Guerra, a Mexican-American wearing a white shirt stands between two Mexican-American women with a Christmas tree in the background.
Diego Guerra (center) said Tia Belinda and Tia Juanita work hard to ensure Diego is included in family gatherings.

As a child, National Deaf Center’s community engagement coordinator, Diego Guerra,

New Resource for Families Debuts at 2019 Hands & Voices Conference

The National Deaf Center is presenting, exhibiting, and debuting a new resource for families at the 2019 Hands & Voices Leadership Conference on September 20-22, the only conference of its kind devoted exclusively to training family members with children who are deaf to be agents of change.