Sun., June 12, 11:45 am
In April, First Church dedicated the offerings to the Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID). This Sunday we will have a Learning Hour with Cindy Dickeson of the Center to learn more about the organization. Cindy served for eight years as Program Director at the CEID before being appointed as the organization’s Executive Director in 2014. She has first-hand experience parenting a Deaf stepchild and understanding the challenges families face accessing support services and determining appropriate academic placements. In addition to leading the agency, Cindy has presented at state and national levels on family support, navigating special education systems, and early intervention for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
CEID is a Bay Area-based 501c3 nonprofit that has been working with young D/HH children, adults, and families since 1980. CEID’s professional staff meets community and individual needs through the dedicated application of their own expertise and through engagement with other professionals in the medical and education fields. CEID also serves people of all ages through its two Bay Area audiology clinics.
Cindy will outline CEID’s unique communication approach used with young students along with the holistic program services designed to support the entire family of D/HH children.