As a Deaf parent raising a Deaf daughter, I understand the child and parent perspectives. My work in the Collaborative is how I support my daughter on her journey through the education system. The way a parent has to learn how to advocate for their Deaf child is like building a car to go 0-100 mph in 6 seconds. The stakeholders work together to help parents to be at ease and take advantage of guidelines to navigate through the big education system.
- Adan Burke, Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC)