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."
Boys Town and
"My Baby's Hearing"


​Boys Town National Research Hospital provides a pretty great online resource for families with children with hearing loss. They have a tremendous amount of material, all very intuitively arranged, directed at families in a range of stages from the first failed hearing screen through school age. Don't take my word for it; check it out today!

http://www.babyhearing.org 

Annual TCS Picnic


Hands & Voices is pleased to partner with the:  
National Early Childhood Assessment Project (NECAP – “kneecap”)
Principal Investigator:
Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D.

Project Coordinator:
Allison Sedey, Ph.D.


Dear Parents,
A warm hello from Hands & Voices! In partnership with the University of Colorado-Boulder, we are currently seeking parents of children who are deaf or hard or hearing to participate in a survey that will help us to understand your experiences with early intervention services.

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If you are:
  • A primary caregiver of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • Your child is 0-36 months old
We invite you to participate!
  • Your story counts!  Your experiences can help to bring guidance to those developing systems of care for our kids. 
  • This survey is completely confidential and no identifying information will be shared with your Early Intervention program.
  • It will only take you 10-15 minutes to complete
  • At the end of the survey, you may enter a drawing for a  $100 Target gift card
Thank you.  As a parent-driven organization, we know how busy your lives are, so even ten minutes of your time is precious – so thank you in advance!
Janet DesGeorges, Executive Director
Hands & Voices Headquarters
 
Click here to take the survey:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/necapfinal
Questions about this survey, contact:
Janet DesGeorges
303-492-6283
janet@handsandvoices.org       Survey Open Until September 6th, 2016!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Chapter meeting today, July 26, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Google Hangouts

There will be no chapter meeting in August.

Third Annual TCS Picnic for Children with Hearing Loss or Craniofacial Conditions, September 18, 2:00pm at Carpenter Recreation Area in White Clay Creek State Park. Family, friends, teachers, and medical professionals are encouraged to attend. Bring a dish to share, beverages will be provided. This event is free, but state park entrance fees are in effect. For more information please contact Gretchen Emery.

Chapter meeting September 27, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on 
Google Hangouts

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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.