Promoting #DeafSuccess: Guide for Families, Parents, and Students
Family support increases the likelihood of success for deaf youth after high school. Consider the following strategies to promote family involvement:
- build a strong network of support with other families, deaf youth and adults
- foster self-determination,
- connect with communities, and
- advocate alongside deaf youth
Use this guide to support #DeafSuccess for deaf youth. Explore NDC resources, tipsheets, and toolkits on a variety of topics using the links provided.
Believe in your child’s potential! Expectations play a critical role for deaf youth.
Learn strategies from current deaf college students for navigating various challenges.
Nurture self-determination skills for your child at home.
Encourage your child to make decisions, take action, and believe in themselves.
Explore options for the future by watching the NDC #DeafSuccess video playlist.
Find a mentor for your child. Role models contribute to identity, language, social, and emotional development for deaf youth.
Join community organizations representing different deaf communities.
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This guide was developed under a jointly funded grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and the Rehabilitation Services Administration, #H326D160001. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the federal government.