Georgia advocate for children who cannot hear wins national honor

08/5/2010 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

President Barack Obama awarded Georgia mother, whose daughter cannot hear and has autism, a Presidential Citizens Medal -- the country's second-highest civilian honor -- for her work as an advocate for children with hearing impairments. Kimberly McGuiness lobbied state legislators to pass a Deaf Child's Bill of Rights to mandate that schools offer equal learning opportunities for students.

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