"Advocacy is likely or is going to become one of the most used words in your vocabulary as a parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. You will need to strengthen your advocacy knowledge and skills. You are the voice for your child until they can speak for themselves. Parents who are strong advocates have children who become strong self advocates. Understand your legal rights and hone in on your ability to get what your child needs. We are here to assist if you need us."