Beginnings For Parents Of Hearing Impaired Children, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services, Cancer

Location: PO Box 17646 Raleigh NC 27609 USA

Mission: To provide family-centered emotional, informational, and technical support to parents with children who are deaf or hard hearing, deaf parents with hearing children, and professionals serving those families throughout North Carolina. We believe that when parents have balanced and objective information, they can make choices that are right for their child and family.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Working as an itinerant teacher of deaf children learning to listen and speak in the public schools, I saw numerous families struggle to be advocates for their children. I saw parents struggle with policy and law. The parent advocates at Beginnings were always prepared to play a big role in educating those parents and giving them the tools they need to provide the best education possible for their children. The Beginnings website is also an amazing educational resource available for families and professionals about the topic of hearing loss and all communication options.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the parents of my students be strong and effective advocates for their children when dealing with principals and special education directors in difficult IEP situations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand it to more states.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They are truly non-biased about communication and lifestyle options for families with children with hearing loss.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked closely with the Parent Educators from Beginnings for several years. They are always responsive in helping me meet a families needs in understanding their child's hearing loss, the importance of appropriate audiological assessment, and in helping transition a child to services once he/she leaves my program. The written and video/DVD information they provide to families is excellent in helping families understand hearing loss and communication options.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The development of speech and langauge in children with hearing loss is greatly affected by a parent's understanding of hearing loss and how it relates to their specific child. Beginnings provides an excellent service in helping parents understand their child's loss.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add more staff members to meet the needs of families.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Beginnings does a wonderful job of helping families understand hearing loss, communication options, and the process of transitioning to the school system at age three. We are lucky to have such a great resource as Beginnings!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help continue to fund this great program!

 
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