Families may wish to seek out relationships with people and with groups for support.
Relationships with professionals such as audiologists, physicians, service coordinator, teachers, therapists, and others make up a family’s professional support network.
Parents, adults who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, advocacy groups, personal supports such as family, friends and clergy, and other resources make up a family’s community support network. Some families find support groups for parents and siblings very helpful.
These working relationships and friendships can lead to support for your child and family for many years.
Please remember that there are many interventions to consider. We believe that the decision-making process belongs to each individual family.