Rylin and David Rodgers were shocked at how quickly medical debt changed their lives. "Most people assume that a family like ours, because we have two college-educated parents, would have the resources they need to take care of their family’s medical conditions." (excerpt from http://hdwg.org/catalyst/stories/2)
Many families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing face financial challenges in getting medical and intervention needs met. It is important that policy makers hear these stories to help them understand the need for adequate insurance coverage and other financing supports so our children can grow up to reach their potential. It’s important that other families hear these stories so they know they are not alone.
Do you have an experience you’d like to share? If so, contact Diane Behl from the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-797-1224. Diane will help you get your story heard.
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The Marion Downs Hearing Center in Colorado will be hosting a summer camp for teenagers who are deaf and hard of hearing and are preparing to transition to life beyond high school.
The camp will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It is a two-day camp and is appropriate for college-bound teens.
They will accept up to 25 campers at no cost (beyond a $25 application processing fee) and those campers will also compete for a *$500 college scholarship*. The scholarship can be used for fees related to preparing for college such as SAT/ACT exam preparation fees, private tutoring, and college application fees. Applications for camp are due at the end of June. Prospective campers are required to submit a Teacher's Letter of Recommendation as well as responses to two essay questions. Complete application HERE. For more info, contact: Rebecca Novinger MDHC Programs Coordinator 720-862-3681 (VP/V) 720-848-2976 (F)