Welcome to my blog On Deafness. These are my two amazing children, Micah and Bella. Although my husband and I have no deafness in our family history, Micah is profoundly deaf and Bella is hard of hearing. Go figure! Our family was destined to navigate the deaf world, and in the process, we’ve learned a lot about deaf education and the deaf community. When I started this blog, I worked at The Family Center on Deafness, a non-profit organization serving the deaf in Pinellas County, Florida. As their parent support specialist, it was my hope to help parents like me discover resources available to them and their children.
In the summer of 2018, my family relocated to St. Augustine, in order for my son to attend the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. We’re excited and nervous about this new chapter in our lives, but I hope to document the lessons we learn along the way as we transition from mainstream schools to a state residential school.
My desire is to encourage and support parents, and to provide a safe forum where we can share our stories and experiences. I believe we can foster a healthy community for our kids, and by joining our voices, I believe we can be a powerful tool for change and advocacy. Please add your voice to our tribe and help me spread deaf awareness.