The pandemic’s impact on kids in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community — and how parents and educators are creating their new normal

When Amanda Cooper found out her 8-year-old son Cason, who is Deaf, wasn’t returning to in-person school in March she said she immediately felt afraid.

“That is the best way that I know how to describe it,” Cooper, who is hearing, told CBS News. Her family moved to St. Augustine, Florida, so Cason would be able to attend Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and be immersed in ASL and Deaf culture. “It was just extremely frightening. I know within my heart that I could not provide Cason with what he needed, as much as the teachers at his school could,” she added.

And she likely wasn’t the only parent who felt this way.

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