Colleen Cidade has worked at the HSDB for over 20 years. She has a passion for helping students to succeed and has worked extensively with parents. She strongly believes that all parents should learn ASL to better communicate with their Deaf/hard of hearing child. In addition to working with parents to improve their ASL skills and providing education related to their Deaf/hard of hearing child, Ms. Cidade also works with parents to insure their child attends school. Ms. Cidade also insures there is constant communication between HSDB and parents, with up-to-date information on HSDB’s website and through HSDB’s quarterly parent newsletter.