This program is offered by the Educational Resource Center on Deafness at Texas School for the Deaf.
Meet the team ...
Lisa Crawford, Shelly Bergeron, and María Muñiz
Statewide Parent Liaisons work on your behalf to:
- Provide information, resources, and training to parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Promote parent support organizations, their work with families, and their collaboration with agencies working with deaf and hard of hearing students.
- Coordinate annual Family Weekend Retreats.
- Coordinate Parent/Professional Workshops at biennial Statewide Conference on Deaf Education.
- Represent the parent perspective on various stakeholder groups and agencies in the state and nation with the goal of improving services to families.
- In addition to their experience in Deaf Education, Lisa and Shelly bring their experiences as parents of deaf children, and Maria brings her cultural knowledge and Spanish speaking skills to serve Hispanic families.
If you would like more information, contact Lisa at (512)462-5447 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelly at (512) 462-5738 or email@example.com.
Hispanic Family Liaison:
Please refer any Spanish-speaking families with deaf or hard of hearing children to María Muñiz, Hispanic Family Liaison, at 512-743-7972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Para mayores informes, favor de comunicarse con María Muñiz, enlace de familias hispanas al 512-743.7972 o por correo electrónico: email@example.com.
The Hispanic Family Liaison works with Spanish speaking families to:
- Answer emails and phone calls related to questions about the education of deaf and hard of hearing students in Texas.
- Promote family participation in the education of their deaf or hard of hearing children by offering resources and information about programs, conferences, workshops, and trainings.
- Facilitate understanding of parent support groups in the state of Texas and connect them to Spanish speaking representatives.
For more information in Spanish, see Ayuda en Español Hispanic Parent Liaison.