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The F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy

(Family Resources, Information, & Education for Navigating the Deaf/Hard of Hearing  Journey) 

Embrace the journey as a parent of a child with hearing loss and flourish within it.

 

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Hearing Loss Access Barrier 1:

Communication and Language 

LIVE October 13, 2020

7-8pm CST

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You can attend from anywhere that you have internet connection.

This training will take a look at how hearing loss creates barriers to accessing communication and language which in turn causes challenges for those impacted. We will also learn strategies to break down those barriers and increase access to turn challenges into successes!

 

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You are overwhelmed. 

Parenting is difficult.  And, as a parent of a child with hearing loss, you've been thrown into a role you are not prepared for.

Professionals and outsiders expect you to have a clear path.

There is no handbook on how to parent YOUR child - and yet others expect you to have mastered the task.

You feel judged.

You feel confused.

People don't consider the impact that having a child with hearing loss has on the family.

You feel alone in this journey.

 

You need knowledge, resources, and guidance so you can equip and empower your child to grow up and be a successful and contributing member of his or her community, living a complete and fulfilling life, without limitations.
 

You don't know what you don't know.

You are doing the best you can with the knowledge you have. You know there is much to learn - but you don't know where to turn to get the information that will support YOU and YOUR CHILD.

Imagine a program that will provide you with tools to create YOUR road map to raising and empowering a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

The F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy can help.

This community is all about bringing you together with other parents and coaches who can help you find the way, specific to the individual needs of your child and your family.  

Goodbye confusion and overwhelm.

  The F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy travels alongside you so you can effectively navigate your journey as a parent or caregiver with a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. 
As a member of the F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy, you are no longer alone.
You are part of a community of others who share a similar journey and who are able to help and support you along the way.

 

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF SUPPORT

F.R.I.E.N.D. ACADEMY BASIC

$99

PER YEAR

  • Access to any of our on-demand trainings at any time
  • Resources, tips and tools at your fingertips to answer the questions you have when you have them
  • Annual Strategy Call to help you identify and navigate current hurdles
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F.R.I.E.N.D. ACADEMY COMMUNITY

$499

PER YEAR

ALL FEATURES OF THE BASIC ACADEMY PLUS......

  • Monthly focus trainings to support you as you build capacity in learning and understanding the impact of hearing loss and your child's needs
  • Parent Community that provides you with support from other parents of children with hearing loss.  This provides you with an ongoing opportunity to discuss any challenges or hurdles that you are going through.  You are not alone!
  • Small Group Coaching to help identify how specifics of trainings apply to you.  Get guided support each month on how to implement techniques and strategies provided in monthly focus trainings
  • Additional Strategy Calls to help you identify and navigate current hurdles
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 WELCOME TO YOUR ROAD MAP

*  ON-DEMAND TRAININGS TO SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY

* MONTHLY COACHING CALLS TO APPLY INFORMATION TO YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND YOUR FAMILY 

*  STRATEGY CALLS TO INDIVIDUALIZE YOUR NEXT STEPS

 

Frequently Asked Questions

F.R.I.E.N.D. stands for Family Resources, Information, and Education for Navigating the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Journey.

This program was created for parents and caregivers who are navigating the needs, rights and responsibilities of their child who has been diagnosed with a hearing loss.  The F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy travels alongside you and not only provides trainings, but also small group and individual coaching on how to not only successfully navigate the journey, but flourish within it!

 

Any family member of caregiver of any child who has been diagnosed with a hearing loss!  This program will support you from birth through graduation and beyond!

No.  The F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy will support you in every stage of your child's life, all the way through high school graduation and beyond.

There are two levels of membership in the F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy.  The F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy Basic  program provides on-demand trainings, resources, and tips and tools to apply information to you in your situation.  The F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy COMMUNITY includes these same trainings, plus a focus training of each month and group coaching.  This group coaching provides community, support, and helps you individualize your specific needs to the monthly training.

There is a third level of support that is completely individualized and adds 1:1 coaching and support for you and your family.  To learn more about this opportunity, email Stefanie Kessen at [email protected] 

The F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy supports your journey regardless of communication mode. We believe in the ongoing process a parent or caregiver goes through in learning the needs of your child, including language, communication and access, and we are with you every step of the way. 

Interested in registering for the F.R.I.E.N.D. Academy but still have some questions? Book a FREE consultation call and we'll help start you on your journey!

Last updated 6/30/20

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