Megan Thomas was born in Fairfax, Virginia and raised in Northern Virginia. At the time of her severe to profound hearing loss diagnosis, her parents elected to learn ASL and she went to Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) for their Parent Infant Program (PIP). After a chance encounter at a store, her parents learned about Cued Speech and took a workshop at Gallaudet. Megan picked it up within weeks. She began reading by age 4, and has never stopped.
She grew up mainstreamed from K-12 with Cued Language Transliterators (CLTs) in the classroom. She went to Gallaudet University and received her Bachelor in Social Work in 2005. Immediately following that, she went to Marymount University in Arlington, VA and completed her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology in 2006. She worked for awhile, and then decided to go back to Gallaudet and graduated with her Masters in Social Work in 2012.
In 2013, she moved to the Denver, Colorado area. She has worked extensively in mental health, case management, vocational rehabilitation, job coaching, and Human Resources. She is the proud mother of two sons, who are KODAs. She has two cats. She loves to read, travel, and advocate for bilingualism for Deaf children. She is a huge part of both the Cued Speech and ASL community and embraces her identity as a proud Deaf person.