Staff Member Receives Advocacy Award

Jeanne Hollabaugh receiving award Congratulations to Jeanne Hollabaugh for being honored by the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with the Hearing Advocacy Award on March 22nd.

Jeanne was honored for her contributions to the deaf and hard of hearing community in Arizona, but Jeanne began advocating for families in 1992 when she started the Special Education Advisory Council at her son's school district in Washington State and was appointed to the State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. 

Upon moving to Arizona in 1998, Jeanne became a founding board member of Arizona Hands & Voices.  She served two terms on the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and remains on the Deaf Education Task Force.  She also served on Arizona Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Stakeholders and the Arizona team for National Deaf Education Project summit.  She has presented at the national conferences of EHDI, Investing in Family Support, and Hands & Voices. 

 Jeanne and her husband are proud parents of three sons.  She works as a Family Support Specialist at Raising Special Kids in Tucson, and holds a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from San Francisco State University.

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