• Welcome to my webpage! I have created this area to share information that may be helpful to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. I hope you find something of use here. If you have ideas for me to share or want more information, feel free to email me at cjordan@duxbury.k12.ma.us.
     
    Groups to meet other families and kids:
     
    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: National organization for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and professionals who work with them. They have a wonderful conference every two years, and offer scholarships to families for a variety of things. They offer training opportunities including a fantastic Parent Advocacy Training module available online. Check them out at http://agbell.org/ 
     
    Massachusetts Chapter of the AGBELL Association: This group holds get togethers and has subgroups for all ages. They have a mentoring group and a teen group as well. They are the state chapter of the national organization. If you are a member of the national organization, you are automatically a member of the state chapter. A six month membership for first time families is offered for free. Find more info at http://massagbell.org/
     
    Minuteman Implant Club: For families of children with cochlear implants or who want to learn about them, and for individuals who use cochlear implants. They hold meeting five times per year with a focus for each one, such as updates on new technology, panels of teens and adults with implants, and assistive technology. They offer childcare during the meeting in the form of children's activities! Find more at  http://www.necisupport.org/ 
     
    Bienniel Northeast Cochlear Implant Convention 2015 will be held July 17-19, 2015 in Sturbridge, MA. Friday is day with a single track focused on professionals who work with children who use cochlear implants, and Saturday and Sunday offer multiple tracks for parents, professionals and students. This is a great opportunity to learn about cochlear implants and to connect with other students and families!  www.neciconvention2015.org 
     
    Hear Together: Parent group started by Moms in Plymouth, MA. This group welcomes families from southeastern MA and Cape Cod to join them at monthly parent meetings and activities throughout the year. Connect through Facebook, or ask me and I will give you the leaders' contact information.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hear-Together/148029095216349 
     
    Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech:  This is where I worked for 20 years before coming to Duxbury. There are so many resources available through Clarke! Please visit their website at http://clarkeschools.org/ and specifically see the new "Linking Up" program with social opportunities for children and teens and the fall Mainstream Conference held every October. This fall it will be held in Marlboro, MA, October 22-23, 2015. 
     
    Linking Up-Social Opportunities for Children and Teens with Hearing Loss and Clarke Buddies for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing ages 8-17  are programs offered in Northampton and at the Boston area campus in Canton throughout the year. www.clarkeschools.org/mainstreaming
     
     
     
     For other web resources, see my Resources and Links page!