December is usually a time of joy , excitement, holidays, love and celebration. This year, for me personally , it will be a bit of a harder time. I worked hard for a year setting up a nonprofit and then worked for 2 more years to run the nonprofit. It served families with hearing loss and did great things for many people. However, the time has come to move on. December 1,2012 will mark the end of Communication Connections,Inc. I have met so many incredible people during this time and have learned so much about hearing loss, cochlear implants, ASL, networking, business,and about myself. I am very proud to have been a part of this journey. One thing leads to another in life and I am excited to say that I just published my first children's book.
Forever Friends captures the essence of what I was trying to do with Communication Connections, Inc. I just want all children with hearing loss to feel special. It does not matter to me if they can talk/sign/talk and sign, have hearing aids/cochlear implants or use on amplification. Often,we educators get too bogged down in the details of things and how this will impact that. My book is a feel good book for parents of newly diagnosed children to realize that their child IS okay,just as s/he is. I hope to make many more books showing the incredible journies that Dexter the dog and Matt have together. Sure, life may be a bit more difficult navigating the world with hearing loss,but there is lots of fun to be had on the way! I thank you all for your support and interest in Communication Connections,Inc. I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey at www.2foreverfriends.com and www.facebook.com/2foreverfriends.
Allison Schley has been in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education for 20 years. She founded a nonprofit for families with hearing loss. She most recently wrote a children's book, entitled Forever Friends. This book shows the how a deaf dog and deaf boy teach the world that all kids are good and being deaf is okay.