|Hands and Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
without a bias around communication modes or methodology. We're a parent-driven, non-profit
organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve
communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities,
parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling
Deaf and Hard of Hearing children to reach their highest potential.
|The Power of Parent Support:
Every family who has a child who is deaf or hard of hearing has a different story to tell, yet we all share
a common bond. At Hands & Voices, we understand the power of parents coming together to support
and learn from one another. Families who are just beginning the journey can learn from veteran
parents, the challenges as well as the joys, of raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. For many
parents, their only regret in the ‘early years’, is not connecting to other parents sooner!
The Georgia Hands & Voices Guide By Your Sidetm Program
providing unbiased, emotional support and resources to
families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing
by trained Parent Guides.
To Request a GA Hands & Voices
Guide By Your Side
Parent Guide: GBYS Request for Services
|Check out Sign4Good and see how you can make a difference.
The SMARTSignLibrary will provide tools that allow readers to access sign video
for words, phrases, and sentences in commonly available books. As this is a
massive project they are turning to the community all across the country to assist in
producing signed video for children's story books. If you are interested in signing
stories go to www.cats.gatech.edu and click on Sign4Good.
You do not need fancy equipment, a newer phone or tablet camera will do.
Help make books accessible, powerful literacy tools. Sign4Good
|FYI: The Atlanta Speech School is seeking a
Project Director for Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy,
a coalition of public and private agencies that serve children who are deaf and hard of hearing
and their families. The work of the Director is to invest and engage local and state stake holders
as vital partners using the Collective Impact Strategy and to effectively manage and develop a
team of high performing individuals to accomplish measurable results.
For more information, click here: https://www.atlantaspeechschool.org/gapathwaydirector