• Guest Speaker on
Long Island Jewish Hospital Cochlear Implant Support Group
° Discussed cochlear implant experience.
• Guest Speaker at
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and
Hearing Convention, Anaheim, CA
° Spoke on “Considerations for Relocating and
Educational Program for Your Child with Hearing Loss”.
Guest Speaker at The
Moog Center for Deaf Education, St. Louis, Missouri
° Spoke to participants in parent support group about
daughter’s first year mainstreamed in public school program.
• Speaker at Cochlear Implant Support Group of Southeast
Florida, Boca Raton, Florida
° Spoke to members
about personal experiences with cochlear
as well as daughter's cochlear implant journey. Included
resources and hand outs.
Teleconference participant for the federal Centers for Disease
Hearing Detection and Intervention Program,
° Spoke to parents
and professionals about HearingExchange
resources available to families of deaf and hard-of hearing
• Panel participant for Hear US Long
Island, Long Island, New York
• Panel Participant at Alexander
Graham Bell Association for
° Discussed how cochlear implant surgery dramatically improved
quality of life of both me and my daughter.
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing conference,
° Spoke about experiences of
transitions while parenting a
hearing impaired child
• Panel Participant at National
Convention of Parents as Teachers, St. Louis, MO
• Seminar Leader at Clarke School for
the Deaf Mainstream
° Discussed the specific needs of
being a parent with a disability
and necessary intervention services
Conference, Springfield, MA
° "Confidence on the Rise: Developing
Self-Esteem in Hearing
Impaired Children from the Start"
• Guest Speaker at Board of
Cooperational Educational Services (BOCES) for the Hearing Impaired, Long Island, New York
° Discussed experiences of growing up
hearing impaired in the
mainstream, parenting a hearing impaired
education issues, cochlear implant surgery and more.