Principle 8: Access to Peers & Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is Critical
RMTC-D/HH reviews the eighth essential principle, "Access to peers and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing is critical." from the Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Educational Service Guidelines. Followed by RMTC-D/HH's presentation the panel of experts, Katherine Montesino, Deaf ToDHH in Sumter County; Victor Nelson, graduate student who is D/HH from Broward County; and Harry Wood, Deaf STEM Specialist with NRSC, share their experiences growing up deaf/hard of hearing and how having access to other D/HH peers and adults who are D/HH was critical to their self-identity.
ASL interpretation and captions by Ai-Media