For deaf children in Texas foster care, limited accessibility compounds trauma

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From the Texas Tribune:

“In early 2019, a small group of foster parents clustered in the governor’s office, hoping months of working with the state would improve things for children like theirs: deaf or hard of hearing and traumatized by a system that struggled to care for them.”

“’We have basically created a system where, if you are a deaf child who does not have a family who is able to care for you and your behaviors in the home, you are essentially guaranteed to be placed out of state,’ Parekh said.”

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