My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Central Institute for the Deaf, Saint Louis, MO, USA
My daughter was born with moderate to severe bilateral hearing loss. I reached out to CID as soon as I found out. I had no idea what to expect or how to deal with the challenges we would be facing with our daughter. CID immediately calmed my fears and let me know we would not be alone! The teachers and staff at CID made it clear that our child and her needs were important to them and took us through the step by step process of obtaining any and all assistance to meet her needs. She began with in home therapy with one of CIDs staff and progressed to the nursery program, through preschool and was eventually mainstreamed into the public education system by kindergarten! The staff at CID was instrumental in ensuring my daughter received proper interventions to maximize her learning in the public school system. We attended meetings at the new school that included a representative from CID. She pointed out any areas of concern and gave key points on how to address these issues. CID also sent a representative to speak to my daughters classmates regarding her hearing devices . She informed the class and answered any questions so as to not create a distraction for our child during school hours. CID treated us like family! Aside from the love and respect I have for the institution and it’s educators, I must include that without the financial assistance CID provided my family, we never would have been able to provide our daughter with the much needed education she received! I can not express how much I value and appreciate everything CID did for us.
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