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."

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Accessible Halloween Fun Available from DCMP

The Described and Captioned Media Program provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students (early learning through grade 12) who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. These services include (1) a library of free-loan described and captioned educational media, (2) a learning center of information related to educational media access, (3) a gateway to Internet resources related to accessibility, and (4) guidelines for adding descriptions and captions to media. There are no user registration or service fees. The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.
We found a few Halloween titles on DCMP you can borrow for free:

Space Case (Series Page) Buddy McGee has a new friend. It's a space traveler who enjoys visiting Earth on holidays. Buddy first meets the thing from outer space on Halloween night, but the thing promises to return for Christmas. Based on the two children's books by Edward Marshall.
https://www.dcmp.org/series/367-space-case

By The Light Of The Halloween Moon A cumulative story about a girl who refuses to be scared by a cat, a witch, a bat, and other assorted Halloween fiends who are hiding under an old wooden bridge. Based on the book by Caroline Stutson.
https://www.dcmp.org/media/4654-by-the-light-of-the-halloween-moon

Customs And Superstitions Answers questions children ask about customs and superstitions. Included are questions such as: Why do we have Christmas Trees? How did Halloween originate? Why do we celebrate New Year? Why do men raise their hats to ladies? How did weddings start? How did superstitions begin? Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?
https://www.dcmp.org/media/7190-customs-and-superstitions

Holidays In ASL Holiday signs for all twelve months, starting with the New Year and ending with New Year’s Eve. Includes President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. :Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Christmas Eve. Some explanations for the signs are given.
https://www.dcmp.org/media/8668-holidays-in-asl

Scary Tales Part of the "My Brand New Life" series. A Canadian boy, Alexis, and a Mexican boy, Alejandro, trade places on Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Both festive occasions seem to have much in common on the surface-things like ghosts, skeletons, and the dead-but as each boy learns, the events are really not similar at all. One youngster will experience a day of fun and mischief, while the other experiences a day of spiritual celebration.
https://www.dcmp.org/media/6207-scary-tales

Happy Haunting!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Chapter meeting today, October 25, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Google Hangouts

Hayride and Bonfire November 6, 2pm at Coleman's Tree Farm in Middletown. Reply to this email or call/text 302-383-9890 to RSVP or for more information! Free for families with deaf or hard of hearing children.

Chapter meeting November 29, 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 December.

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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.