Thank you for your suggestion -- I agree that hearing students with disabilities’ perspectives would be extremely beneficial! Thank you for reminding me that the people I am serving have the most valuable input. I remember that one of the disability rights movement goals from my history project was to be included in the decisions made about them. We have a strong DHH (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) program in my school district and I am currently in the process of reaching out to the school administration for the best contacts.
Thank you for your encouragement and suggestions! It’s so inspirational to read about the scientists who overcame tremendous obstacles. I have posted another scientist spotlight, so be sure to check it out! Yes, I definitely plan to connect with students in our DHH program as well as other disabilities and their teachers for advice moving forward.