IMPACT is 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.

The IMPACT Board

Become a member of the IMPACT board and help make a difference in the lives and education of our deaf and hard of hearing children! Board members are elected and appointed each year at our annual conference. We’re always on the lookout for board members and volunteers, so contact us if you’d like to be a part of our efforts.

Board Contact Information

IMPACT Mission Statement

We as parents, members and professionals of deaf and hard-of-hearing community are rising up as a single voice. Regardless of communication modalities, we stand united in the task of getting the very best for our children. We will take no less than quality education for our children, support and early intervention for our families, information and education for our parents.
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IMPACT Goals
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.