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Hands & Voices is a parent driven organization that supports families with children
who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around
communication modes or methodology.
The Georgia Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Program
provides unbiased, emotional support and resources to families of
children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
by trained
Parent Guides.

To request a
Parent Guide, please click here,GBYS Request for Services.
For more information on this program and to learn more about our
Parent Guides,
please see our dedicated page, GA H&V GBYS or
contact Terri Patterson,
GA H&V GBYS Program Director at tpatterson@doe.k12.ga.us.
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sponsoring organizations that we pass on through our website that we feel might be of interest to our constituency. These events
and information may not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of Hands & Voices, and relies on our membership to deem what is of
value to their own interests.
2017 Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Conference
is coming to Atlanta on February 26-28!

In its 16th year, the EHDI Meeting has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of
attendees including those who: work in state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs; assist in
EHDI efforts on the federal level; provide screening, diagnostic and early intervention support at the state/
local level to young children with hearing loss and their families; champion Medical Home activities within
each state;
are parents of children with hearing loss; or are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are
helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss. EHDI Meeting participants will range
from state and local programs to the federal level and from academics to families. If you are interested in
knowing more and attending, please follow this link:

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf is offering community American Sign Language Classes

Saturdays, January 28th - March 25th, 2017
(no class Saturday 2/18/2017)

Classes available:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Sibling/Friend class, ages 10-14

Community members: Non-refundable tuition of $80.00
AASD, GSD and GA PINES families, FREE with a refundable deposit of $40.

Childcare is available if requested 3 days in advance. Cost is $5.00/child.

Please print and fill out the registration form found at
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf ASL Classes

For more information contact Patti Lombardi at 404-296-3101 -