National Service Goal #2: Family-School/Agency Partnerships
The Clerc Center will promote the development of knowledge necessary for effective partnerships between families and professionals with schools or service agencies to effectively meet the linguistic, educational, and social-emotional needs of children (birth through high school) who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Disseminate resources and information to parents and caregivers to increase their knowledge to effectively advocate for the needs of their children who are deaf or hard of hearing when interacting with school or agency professionals.
Disseminate resources and information to increase the awareness and understanding of school personnel and administrators with limited prior knowledge of or experience with children who are deaf or hard of hearing about how to foster home-school/agency partnerships that value the parent and caregiver advocate role.
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