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Monday, December 17, 2007
Jobs, Careers and Callings!
Welcome to Jobs, Careers and Callings!

Some of you may know me from my other site, A Deaf Mom Shares Her World. I'm a deaf mom who is raising three deaf and hard of hearing kids. My kids are now at the point where they're exploring "what they want to do for the rest of their life."

I grew up without deaf or hard of hearing role models. When I arrived at Northern Illinois University, I had no clue what I wanted to major in. I explored business, computers and a few other things. I wanted to be a nurse, but a career counselor expressed her doubts. "Being a nurse requires a lot of communication and you have to be able to hear." Years later, I discovered deaf and hard of hearing nurses, including one who works in the emergency room. She was just like me... And then I met deaf and hard of hearing doctors, lawyers, dentists, vets and even police and firemen.

Where were these role models when I was growing up?

So that's why this site exists today-- to show the variety of jobs, careers and callings that deaf and hard of hearing people are doing each day.

So if you're a parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child and your child tells you, "I want to be a...." chances are, there's a deaf or hard of hearing person out there doing it. And if they're not, let your deaf or hard of hearing child blaze the way.
3 Comments:

Thank you!!!! I forwarded this site to two HS transition specialists who have DHH students on their caseloads.

December 20, 2007 at 3:14 PM  

Thanks for inform everyone. I already foward to few friends.

Cobra
Founder
www.virginiadeafbikers.com

January 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM  

Wonderful! A perfect site for Deaf people who want more info about jobs. Your list of Deaf and HOH People can grow. Look at some vloggers and bloggers at DeafRead like Dr. Candance McColloug, a psychologist.

Kim C.

February 20, 2008 at 12:48 PM  

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