Illinois Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 59th Annual Conference: Successful Self-Advocacy


Every conference I host, every conference I attend self-advocacy is always a desired topic. I am fortunate to wear a double lens, that of an advocate who works with TOD's and other providers who work with DHH students as well as parents and I'm the parent of a deaf adult, nearly 21 years old who did struggle with self-advocacy. I've read hundreds of IEP's and have spoken to hundreds of families about this subject, parents are constantly seeking advise on this topic because it's so imperative for the mental growth and health of their child. I've known too many high schoolers who really do not understand their disabilities and how to overcome any limitation that may present itself. The old saying "deaf kids can do anything" is true if we as provider give them the necessary skills to succeed. I believe that the best DHH teachers incorporate self advocacy skill development in every session they have with their students. Goals are great but we need to insure that these skills are worked on by all those who serve our students.

Location Chicago Marriot Naperville
1801 N Naper Blvd
Naperville, IL 60563
Date 3/4/2023 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sponsor Illinois Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Trainer Andrea Marwah
Contact Kayla Mattus (309) 712-8333
Principles 1. Support families
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
Credit Hours 1.0 - Working with Families
Cost see website for details
Status Closed