(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
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
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)