POSITION PAPER: SUPPORTING PARENT CHOICE FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
The Position Paper: Supporting Parent Choice for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing was recently approved by the ACI Alliance Board of Directors. It is an important tool in our advocacy to promote parent choice within the larger context of language development and literacy for children with hearing loss. With this paper, we have been inclusive of the importance of all hearing technologies (not just cochlear implants) as well as the language of the home.
ACI Alliance responded to a letter from LEAD-K on 2/27/2019 emphasizing the importance of language development in the CI process, our perspective about Parent Choice, and our disagreement with their proposal to pass unnecessary and redundant legislation rather than addressing existing deficiencies in our state programs for children.