Barbara Raimondo, Esq. is a long-time advocate for the rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families. She has worked as a government relations liaison, director of advocacy, parent consultant, attorney, and trainer. She has presented and written about numerous topics including early hearing detection and intervention, education, test equity, civil rights, family support, deaf-hearing partnerships, parent and deaf community involvement, and others.
Raimondo has served on the board of the American Society for Deaf Children, which presented her with its Lee Katz Award for her "dedication and service to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing." She has also received the ADARA Legislative Award.
Raimondo also has served on the board of the Maryland School for the Deaf, including as president for three terms. She has testified before Congress. She and her husband are the parents of two deaf young adults and recently hosted a deaf exchange student from Ghana for a year. She received her law degree from George Mason University.