Feb 13, · A role model can ease parents’ fears and show them that Deaf and hard of hearing people can and do lead successful lives. Depending on the services offered in your area, a Deaf role model can: Depending on the services offered in your area, a Deaf role model can. ASDC recognizes the importance of Deaf adult role models in the lives of families raising deaf children. Fewer than 25 Deaf Mentor programs currently exist to serve families in the United States. Considering that one in one-thousand babies are born deaf, and 92% of those babies are born to hearing parents, most hearing families do not experience what we see as crucial interactions with Deaf adults.
Adults who are deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) play an important role in the journey of families with children who are d/hh. The level of involvement and services vary from state to state. In response to these questions, the authors completed five focus groups with deaf adult role models in the United Kingdom (UK). Meanwhile, all adults participating in the focus groups had training in being role models. They also all had experience working with deaf children, their parents, and professionals working with them.
Learning from Young Adult Role Models who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing-Jamison Part 1 by CSDB Channel. Learning from Adult Role Models Deafblind: Ryan Part 2 by CSDB Channel. The Deaf Role Model (DRM) project • Set up by The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) • In England, Wales and Northern Ireland • Recruits d/Deaf people (not previously professional service providers) and trains them as DRMs • Gives parents of deaf children of all ages an opportunity to meet d/Deaf adults.