Cradle to Career Partners
AG Bell celebrates its corporate partners who are working with us to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. The Cradle to Career Initiative supports a child’s journey with Listening and Spoken Language through four phases:
- Supporting parents at the time of diagnosis with the AG Bell Hotline and informational webinars on topics of vital importance early in a child’s life;
- Expanding awareness that children with hearing loss can learn to hear and talk through locally-based learning expositions in partnership with AG Bell Chapters;
- Providing hands-on internships at our Partners’ headquarters to help youth and young adults prepare for an effective transition into the work force; and
- Placing college students with hearing loss in auditory research internships with collaborating universities to encourage them to persevere in the sciences and contribute directly to the research affecting their own challenges and serving the work of our Partners.
Cradle to Career Partners move the mission forward by focusing on the long-term advancement of Listening and Spoken Language, supporting families, contributing to the knowledge of professionals, building career opportunities for people with hearing loss, and raising a universal awareness that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can live a life without limits.