And maybe we can share with other DeafBlind organizations and our wonderful
group of SSPs, Interpreters, and others that support our community. We need to
show our NUMBERS!
I am forwarding to a few folks that may be able to share with those groups.
Thanks so much Heather!
On Jul 19, 2016, at 11:55 PM, Heather Withrow <skyhex@xxxxxxx> wrote:
(Feel free to forward this.)
It’s out there now: we are targeting Thursday, July 28th for our Texas family
and friends contact day for the Cogswell Macy Act!
Texas has the 2nd largest population of 0-21 DeafBlind individuals and none
of our national-level legislators are sponsoring this bill. Let’s continue
to push the envelope to fix that!
Yesterday (7/18), a table surrounded by Texas parents and friends at the
NFADB symposium decided next week on July 28th was the day we get to work
promoting the Act, by e-mailing, calling or going in person to meet with our
US senators and congresspeople.
The date has been shared with attendees at the SWCED (statewide conference on
education of the deaf) breakout session on legislation, led by Kellie Berger,
today- July 28th!
Info on the Cogswell Macy Act and why we need it passed:
YouTube video created on behalf of families of DeafBlind children:
July 28th! Get heard, get seen on July 28th! If you have an adult
DeafBlind/blind/Deaf family member or yourself you still can help out- you
can share what a difference it would’ve made… or a difference it did make
after all and you want this to be a reality for each and every DeafBlind
student in our country, likewise for our blind, visually impaired, d/Deaf and
hard of hearing counterparts.
I will share this with the Deaf community, Texas Association for the Deaf and
Texas Hands and Voices. Can somebody forward this on to our friends in the
blind/VI community? AVIT? I would love to know if you do.
Let’s make a lot of noise!
Skyler & Orion’s mom
(Deaf and DeafBlind sons)