Meet Michelle and her Family: A Deaf Family Mentor Program Story

Lifetrack's Deaf Family Mentor Program

"Now that she has ASL, she OWNS it. She knows who she is and she's FIVE."

When Michelle and Joshua found out that their two children had hearing loss, they were overwhelmed with what to do next. Michelle was worried, "Do I know how to parent a child that can't hear?" Their daughter would often be frustrated because she couldn't communicate. Where they were living, there weren't many resources. But that's when they found Lifetrack's Deaf Mentor Family Program.

Through Lifetrack's Deaf Family Mentor Program, families gain support, connection, and vital resources. Deaf Mentors help families learn American Sign Language, early visual communication methods and teach families about Deaf Culture together.

As a result, families are better able to communicate, children are able to express themselves, and parents feel more empowered to support their children.

Take a look at Michelle and her family's story about her experience in Lifetrack's Deaf Mentor Family Program.

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