Seven Days Article Highlights Need for Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth

Nine East Network commends Seven Days’ coverage of the need for services for deaf and hard of hearing youth in Vermont.

This in-depth article by Nancy Remsen discusses some of the challenges that Vermont’s children who are deaf or hard of hearing currently face in education today.  Nine East Network’s consultants serve as Parent Advisors for parents with very young children with hearing loss, and also support school-age children’s educational opportunities by working with school districts and educators.

We agree with families and advocates that are encouraging legislators and administrators to take a closer look at the current services for children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. We applaud Seven Days’ coverage of this topic, which helps the public at-large gain a better understanding of the issues.

We will continue to post other articles relating to Vermonters who are deaf and hard of hearing.