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CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
February 26, 2009

When we found out our son was deaf, we received immediate and comprehensive support from staff at CID. Staff worked with us during every step of assessing his hearing loss, preparing for cochlear implant surgery, educating us as parents about hearing loss, and teaching our son how to listen and speak. He's now turning 4 years old, and measures at or above average in all areas of development including language skills in comparison with hearing peers. His success can be attributed to the skilled, compassionate staff who work with him daily.

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

The successes my son has has at a young age despite his deafness. He has been provided the gift of a solid educational foundation that will change his life and ability to achieve and integrate into a 'hearing' world forever.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

My profoundly deaf son (now aided with 2 cochlear implants) can listen, hear, speak and succeed like any 4 year old kid. This is truly amazing; not without intentional work and outreach provided by CID. I cannot speak enough praise for the way CID has changed the life of my son, and our family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Skilled, compassionate, creative, energetic, personable, educated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to provide family outreach to families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing; provide additional educational scholarships for families to take advantage of the quality education offered

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & My son has been a client for 3 years+.