Direct Parent to Parent support for families with deaf and hard of hearing children.
"What Works for your Child is What Makes the Choice Right."
Hands & Voices is excited to help welcome the new Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI, or Infant Hearing Screening Program) Coordinator, Ms. Isabel Rivera-Green!

We will have a note for our members from Isabel herself in the coming months, but for now, I wanted to share this introduction from Kate Tullis, the former program coordinator: 
 
I am pleased to welcome Ms. Isabel Rivera-Green to our Newborn Hearing Screening team as the Social Service Administrator for the program!  Isabel comes to us with much experience in Health and Social Services. She has served in the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health as a Psychiatric Social Worker, Certified Prevention Specialist and most recently as a Management Analyst III  where she oversaw the contracting, licensing and certification of programs which provide mental health services to Delawareans.  Isabel has a BS in Social Work from Delaware State University and a Masters of Social Work from Hunter School of Social Work in New York.
 
While Isabel will be overseeing the Newborn Screening follow-up staff, her primary responsibilities will be to support the EHDI program and manage our two Newborn Hearing Screening-related grants.  
 
Again, join me in welcoming Isabel!
 
Kate Tullis, PhD
Family Health and Systems Management
Delaware Division of Public Health

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FROM OUR LENDING LIBRARY

Educational Advocacy For Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: The Hands & Voices Guidebook, by Cheryl DeConde Johnson, EdD, Leeanne Seaver, MA, Janet DesGeorge: The H&V Guidebook is the essential book for families, advocates, and professionals who support the education of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Can also serve as a textbook for students in the field.

Lending Library titles are available free to borrow for members. Full catalog and request form are on our website.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Chapter meeting October 27, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Google Hangouts. Text or email Angie for telephone access.

Wednesday, November 4, 5:30pm-8pm, Free PIC Workshop: IEP Basics, at Delaware School for the Deaf in Newark. Registration is available online. 

Chapter meeting November 24, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  

Sunday, December 6, 2pm, The Peanuts Movie, Westown Movies, Middletown, Free movie for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, presented by Delaware Families for Hands & Voices. ASL Interpreter will be provided and sound will be set at a reasonable level. Hope to see you there! Contact Angie with questions or to RSVP!

WHAT IS HANDS & VOICES?

​We are a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.