– The International Deaf
Education Association’s purpose is to help the deaf kids find independence
and purpose in life. We put these kids in school, and they are going into jobs,
because we operate businesses where we employ the deaf
as well. Well, one day,
out of the blue, I just got a call
from Bill Austin saying, “Hey, would you be interested
in having us come there?” And then, very rapidly,
we had the– here they are. They’re here in the homes
fitting the kids here. I can only name on one hand the number of companies
that would hire the deaf and will hire the deaf. And so without that, they’re always going to be
dependent on mom and dad. So it’s important that they can
just become whole individuals.