Can Kids with Hearing Loss in Private or Charter Schools Receive DHH Support Services?

Can Kids with Hearing Loss in Private or Charter Schools Receive DHH Support Services?

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I recently had a call from a parent of a kindergarten student with hearing aids who was told by her private school that 1) the parent must pay for the FM/DM system and 2) that the child could not receive any special support for her learning needs due to the impact of the hearing loss. Like many parents she wanted to know if it was true that students in private or charter schools cannot receive special supports and services. The answer? Yes and No.


PRIVATE SCHOOLS – Some do, some don’t provide specialized services and supports

No private school can discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin, in admissions or in hiring, or anything else; those that do would lose their non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service.


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