Raising a Deaf Child with Additional Needs

This article was originally published in HuffPost on July 12, 2017.

Raising a child who is deaf and has additional needs can at times be very frustrating.  Our oldest daughter is deaf and has cerebral palsy.  After we received her diagnosis, I felt very isolated because I didn’t know any other children who had this particular set of challenges.  When Julia was young, people were kind to us but you could always see the sympathy in their eyes.  Many times, my wife and I felt like we were the only ones (or at least one of the few) who struggle to raise a child with this unique set of circumstances. Continue reading “Raising a Deaf Child with Additional Needs”