Beginnings Blog

Parent Educator Profile: Gheydis Parades

Posted Tuesday September 21, 2021 by Beginnings

As a Hispanic Outreach-Parent Educator, I serve families that are native speakers and those with limited English proficiency, (LEP). My goal for all of my families is to be their...

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Kirkman Joins Board of Directors

Posted Wednesday August 25, 2021 by begadmin

Cayt Kirkman of Raleigh has joined the Board of Directors of BEGINNINGS, a statewide nonprofit headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and serving families throughout the state....

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BEGINNINGS Services 2020-21

Posted Tuesday August 24, 2021 by Beginnings

Although COVID-19 restrictions changed some of the ways in which we empowered parents of deaf or hard of hearing children, we were still able to serve 1,249 families in an...

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Self-advocacy for all ages

Posted Tuesday October 14, 2014 by Beginnings

Self-advocacy, by definition, is “representing oneself or one’s views or interests” In relation to hearing, it is getting support to access information and improve communication. This support can be a...

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Ototoxic meds: What you should know

Posted Tuesday July 29, 2014 by Beginnings

Marissa Ryan, M.D. The inner ear houses our hearing and balance function.  Some medications are toxic to the inner ear sensory cells and cause reversible or permanent hearing loss, balance...

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Essay by Amadeus Rybinski

Posted Wednesday April 02, 2014 by Beginnings

The following is an essay written by a child with hearing loss whose family BEGINNINGS has served. We were so honored that he chose to share his thoughts about BEGINNINGS....

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