Odyssey Magazine

2013 issue - Accessing Appropriate Special Education and Related Services

The 2013 issue of Odyssey includes 20 articles by 26 authors on accessing appropriate special education and related services for deaf and hard of hearing students.

"The tsunami-like wave of advances in early identification, medicine, and technology and in educational practice, policy, and accountability create both opportunity and risk for the students we serve," said Ed Bosso, vice president of the Clerc Center, in his introduction. "The stories in this issue of Odyssey illustrate the complexities and challenges faced in obtaining and providing appropriate services for deaf and hard of hearing students. ...It is my hope that these articles are a catalyst for dialogue and necessary change."

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2013 Odyssey Featured Articles

It's the Law! A Review of the Laws That Provide Americans with Access for All 

By Barbara Raimondo

Generation to Generation: The Fight for Language Access Continues

By Travis Zellner

A Rural School Educator Builds Student Learners Through Access to Curriculum, Self-Advocacy, and Connections to the Deaf Community 

By Megan Mathisen

When the Least Restrictive Environment is Residential: Meeting the Needs of Our Son

By Djenne-Amal Morris

Connecting Schoolwork to Life Work: Students Practice Setting Their Own Educational Goals

By Theresa Johnson, John A. Serrano, and Daniel Veit

Standing Up for Our Children 

By Christine Griffin

Individualizing Deaf Education Services: More Important than Ever Before

By Janet DesGeorges

Fostering Skills in Self-Advocacy: A Key to Access in School and Beyond 

By John L. Luckner and Sharon J. Becker

The Great Self-Advocacy Wave! Mom Teaches Most Important Lesson: "Explain!" 

By Joey Lynn Resciniti

Advocating for Children and Their Families Within the School System: Reflections of a Long-Time Special Education Advocate 

By Ruth C. Heitin

Essential in Ensuring Access to Services: A Teacher of the Deaf 

By Heather Stinson

Beyond the Clinic: Providing Services, Supports, and Connections to Help Children and Their Families Thrive 

By Kevin J. Nolan, Jr.

Creating Community: Balancing the Personal and Professional 

By Connie Stevens

Educational Interpreters: Meeting the Communication Needs of Children with Cochlear Implants 

By Julie Melton and Renée Higbee

Section 504-The 1973 Law Still Makes a Difference 

By Beth Ann Dobson

For Parents and Children Access is Key-To Curriculum, to Services, and to Each Other

By Jodee S. Crace, Jennifer Ronco, and Tami Hossler

Transition Specialists Partner with Students to Turn Dreams into Reality 

By Ann Flannery

Minnesota Brings Together Stakeholders to Develop a Plan for Children Who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind (or DeafBlind?), and Hard of Hearing 

By Mary Hartnett

To Save a Son

By Sherri Zummo

Child First: A Belief, an Attitude, and a Path to Change 

By Jane Mulholland

The Back Page: The Parent and the Advocate Within 

By T. Alan Hurwitz

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