Guiding The Young Generation To Success with LEAD-K
LEAD-K Family Services is the recipient of the 4 year federal grant starting in 2020 by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA-20-047). We now function as the current Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) in California. Our centralized services focus on connecting families with their local school district, Early Start home visit teachers, parent mentors, Deaf coaches and other supports as outlined in an Individualized Family Support Plan. We also work with the Department of Education, Department of Developmental Services, and the Department of Social Services to ensure your family is receiving all needed services.
CEO of NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing & Principal Investigator, HRSA firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAD-K Family Program Manager 916-367-0511 VP email@example.com
Hearing Screenings of all infants before 1 month of age
enrollment in deaf coach services as offered through early intervention by 9 months of age
Audiological Diagnosis before 3 months of age if the infant does not pass hearing screening
Enrollment in early intervention services by 6 months of age
Connected with Family/Parent Mentor by 6 months of age
What do parents and Joint Committee say about us
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“Family Deaf Coaches are extremely valuable and beneficial in my opinion because these services helped our child to interact with our family and others in a relaxed setting. Being able to connect with my daughter and show her how to express her feelings and needs are key benefits.”
Both adults and children in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community can enrich the family's experience by serving as mentors and role models. Such mentors have experience in negotiating their way in a hearing world, raising infants or children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and providing families with a full range of information about communication options, assistive technology, and resources that are available in the community.”
Families who have many contacts with Deaf adults exhibit a strong sense of competence with regard to raising their D/HH child
Studies show that the learning of signed language has a positive effect on young deaf children's spoken language skills.
Early Start is California’s name for programs that provide services to infants and toddlers (birth to three) with disabilities, and their families. LEAD-K Family Services will refer you and your baby to your local Early Start program serving families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Then, the Early Start staff will contact your family and make an appointment to meet with your family.
We understand that you may be overwhelmed with information and new words that doctors, audiologists and teachers may be using. Here is a helpful glossary of many common terms you may encounter as a family member of a Deaf/Hard of Hearing child.
Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Start Early Intervention
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