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2013 Issue

The 2013 issue of Odyssey includes 20 articles by 26 authors on accessing appropriate special education and related services for deaf and hard of hearing students. 

"The tsunami-like wave of advances in early identification, medicine, and technology and in educational practice, policy, and accountability create both opportunity and risk for the students we serve," said Ed Bosso, vice president of the Clerc Center, in his introduction. "The stories in this issue of Odyssey illustrate the complexities and challenges faced in obtaining and providing appropriate services for deaf and hard of hearing students. ...It is my hope that these articles are a catalyst for dialogue and necessary change."

Accessing Appropriate Special Education and Related Services
2013 Issue (Volume 14) 
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Letter from the Vice President
By Edward Bosso

It’s the Law! A Review of the Laws That Provide Americans with Access for All
By Barbara Raimondo

Generation to Generation: The Fight for Language Access Continues
By Travis Zellner

A Rural School Educator Builds Student Learners Through Access to Curriculum, Self-Advocacy, and Connections to the Deaf Community
By Megan Mathisen

When the Least Restrictive Environment is Residential: Meeting the Needs of Our Son
By Djenne-Amal Morris

Connecting Schoolwork to Life Work: Students Practice Setting Their Own Educational Goals
By Theresa Johnson, John A. Serrano, and Daniel Veit

Standing Up for Our Children
By Christine Griffin

Individualizing Deaf Education Services: More Important than Ever Before
By Janet DesGeorges

Fostering Skills in Self-Advocacy: A Key to Access in School and Beyond
By John L. Luckner and Sharon J. Becker

The Great Self-Advocacy Wave! Mom Teaches Most Important Lesson: “Explain!”
By Joey Lynn Resciniti

Advocating for Children and Their Families Within the School System: Reflections of a Long-Time Special Education Advocate
By Ruth C. Heitin

Essential in Ensuring Access to Services: A Teacher of the Deaf
By Heather Stinson

Beyond the Clinic: Providing Services, Supports, and Connections to Help Children and Their Families Thrive
By Kevin J. Nolan, Jr.

Creating Community: Balancing the Personal and Professional
By Connie Stevens

Educational Interpreters: Meeting the Communication Needs of Children with Cochlear Implants
By Julie Melton and Renée Higbee

Section 504—The 1973 Law Still Makes a Difference
By Beth Ann Dobson

For Parents and Children Access is Key—To Curriculum, to Services, and to Each Other
By Jodee S. Crace, Jennifer Ronco, and Tami Hossler

Transition Specialists Partner with Students to Turn Dreams into Reality
By Ann Flannery

Minnesota Brings Together Stakeholders to Develop a Plan for Children Who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind (or DeafBlind?), and Hard of Hearing
By Mary Hartnett

To Save a Son
By Sherri Zummo

Child First: A Belief, an Attitude, and a Path to Change
By Jane Mulholland

The Back Page: The Parent and the Advocate Within
By T. Alan Hurwitz