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.
More than 20 trainings in our on-demand library. Available on any device any time!
Available at your fingertips to answer the questions you have when you have them
Live trainings where you can connect directly with experts in the field of Deaf Education
Get support from other parents of children with hearing loss. You are not alone!
Hang out with the community of parents and professionals to share and learn about resources available to help support your child
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 a community of others to help you navigate the journey and 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 live training of each month and regular Power Hours. These actiities provide community, support, and helps you individualize your specific needs as well as share your own experiences and resources with others.
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.