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IMPACT – Independently Merging Parent Associations of California
a California statewide all-volunteer, non-profit organization of parents, teachers and professionals serving deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Established in 1986 by 12 parents, IMPACT has a current membership of over 400 and is supported and encouraged by a host of organizations that serve the deaf community.
Empowered parents raising happy and successful children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
IMPACT Mission Statement
We are united in providing support for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing through education and outreach activities in the spirit of respect for all.
To insure quality educational programs in California for all deaf and hard of hearing children, regardless of methodology.
To provide a mechanism whereby parents can impact local, state and national legislative processes.
To bridge the gap between parents, teachers, administrators, and resource personnel in serving the deaf or hard of hearing.
To be supportive of agencies, community groups and organizations with similar interest in providing a quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
To advocate for parent and student rights.
To provide parents of deaf and hard of hearing children in California with a vehicle to communicate with each other.
To provide parent education on an ongoing basis.