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."

Hello friends! A big thank you to everyone who came out for bowling last weekend! We ended up with a total attendance of 95 people. For a special treat, we had a group of teens from DSD in attendance this year, and they were certainly a terrific, friendly, polite bunch! If you missed it, don't worry, there's always next year.

​We will have our monthly chapter meeting tonight, March 28, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Google Hangouts. Our meetings are open to the public, and we would love to see you there! Our next monthly meeting will be April 25.

KidPower Vermont will be back in Delaware April 8, 11:00am-2:00pm at the Rehoboth Beach Library. Participate as a family to build age appropriate personal safety skills. KidPower is not about scaring children; it is about teaching them to use their own strengths and abilities to help keep themselves safe. Lunch will be provided. This event is free for families with deaf or hard of hearing children.

​Please call or text Angie for more information or to sign-up at 302-383-9890.

Heads up for a new resource!

Ever found yourself looking for an easy way to share some basic information on educating deaf and hard of hearing students with a new teacher, tutor or coach? While we as parents will always be the most important resource for information on our own children, sometimes what you really need is a time-saving basic primer you can send folks before the IEP meeting or the first conference. The Community for Accredited Online Schools has produced just such a guide. Find it here! 

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Summer Camp Guide:
Summer Camps for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Teens


Camps, family learning vacations, and remedial clinics for deaf and hard of hearing children. Some programs are designed for the entire family. Most camp programs require a small application fee to accompany the completed application. Contact the camp sponsor directly for more information about their program.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Info to Go Summer Camp Guide

Community Events

March
  • Chapter meeting today, March 28, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Google Hangouts.
April
  • KidPower Workshops April 8, 11:00am-2:00pm at the Rehoboth Beach Library. Lunch Provided, free event for families with deaf or hard of hearing children. Please call or text Angie at 302-383-9890 for more information or to sign up.
  • True Life Church is hosting a  Free Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt April 8 at Glasgow Park, Route 40, Newark from 10am – 2pm for ages 2-12.
  • Chapter meeting April 25, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Google Hangouts.
May
  • Sunday, May 7 is the ninth annual “Hear We Go” 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Day at Nemours Estate. The event concludes with fun family activities, live entertainment, refreshments and an educational fair. This event benefits clinical and research programs at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, related to hearing loss and hearing conservation in children in our community.
  • Saturday, May 20 is  Community Day at Delaware School for the Deaf, 630 E. Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark at 12-4pm. Contact Karen Martin for more information
  • Chapter meeting May 30, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow.  If you can’t make it in person, you can join us on Google Hangouts.

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.