ASTRa services are available to all Ohio Hands & Voices members at no cost to families.
Trained Advocates from all over the state are available to offer virtual support through phone calls, emails, video-conferencing, etc.
Many families struggle in their attempts to improve educational programs for their children, and the support they find is usually not experienced with the unique issues facing deaf or hard of hearing kids. Ohio Hands & Voices (OHV) is often asked to provide educational advocacy support to families (and professionals) who have questions about special education law and its applicability to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
OHV can provide families with advocacy resources, support, and in some cases, attend an IEP meeting with a family.
While we are not attorneys, and we can not give legal advice, we do feel strongly that experienced parents can be great assets to other families new to educational advocacy.
"What works for your child is what makes the choice right."
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