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Illinois Deaf/Hard of Hearing Adult Involvement Programs

Program Name and Website

Program Contact(s):

Michelle Mendiola

Program Affiliation

  • Chicago Hearing Society

Program Goal

  • To connect individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, called Mentors, with families who have children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Through this connection, Mentors support families by providing their perspective as an individual who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Not only are Mentors able to share their perspective, but also they provide services to help families achieve their individualized program goal/s (which could include fostering language, communication, advocacy skills, etc.)