"What works for your child is what makes the choice right."

What wprks for your child is what makes the choice right

What Is Alabama

Hands & Voices?

Alabama Hands & Voices supports all families with children who are deaf / hard of hearing regardless of communication choice. We embrace parent and professional collaboration to enable deaf / hard of hearing children to reach their full potential. Alabama Hands & Voices was established in November 2017. We are an authorized chapter of Hands & Voices.   Please reach out and help us build something phenomenal in Alabama!

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Big News …  Guide By Your Side program is happening!

At Alabama Hands & Voices, we understand the power of parents sharing and connecting. The Alabama Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side program is dedicated to directly supporting families and their children who have been diagnosed with a hearing loss, by offering families the opprotunity to talk to or meet, face-to-face, with a trained Parent Guide.

 

Guide By Your Side Parent Guides are specially trained parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  The training Parent Guides recieve provides a strong foundation in supporitng families without bias towards communication modes or methods, as well as a functional understanding of formal systems and services available to families and their children. Parent Guides are able to bring their experiences, specialized knowledge and personal compassion to their roles while making the family's needs their primary focus. To summarize, Parent Guides have been where you currently are.

 

The Alabama Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side program is available to families of Alabama children who have a hearing loss. The service provided by Alabama Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side program is provided to families at no cost.

 

Our specially trained Parent Guides offer direct parent support and networking, unbiased information and resource sharing specific to hearing loss; including insights on having navigated the system from a parents perspective. They support families as they secure Early Intervention services and then transition to the school districts for services by combining a parent's insight with knowledge of systems. Lastly, our Parent Guides provide information aobut other parent support opprotunities, parent training and leadership opprotunities and upcoming family social events.

 

If you're interested in being connected with an Alabama Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side Parent Guide, please follow the Survey Monkey by clicking here.

 

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our mission

Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are DHH 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 DHH children to reach their highest potential.

 

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membership

Thank you for your interest in Alabama Hands & Voices.  Please consider joining our Hands & Voices chapter.  Membership fees help fund our chapter activities and operations and provide members with newsletters from Hands & Voices headquarters.  Yearly membership fees are $25 for families, students, and deaf adults and $40 for professionals.  We hope to bring the Hands & Voices Guide by Your Side (GBYS) program to Alabama once we can secure funding; please let us know if this is of interest to you.

 

If you are interested in becoming a member, please download the form below:

Membership Form

 

 

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

If you would like to donate to provide start-up funds for Alabama Hands & Voices, Inc.  We are an Alabama non-profit corporation seeking 501c3 status.

Our lives and our children's lives have been enriched by those who have walked this path with us and ahead of us, and we want all parents of deaf/hard of hearing children to have the support they need!

 

Alabama Hands & Voices Founders

Susan Fingerle, Jessica Havard, Maria Katz

 

events

We are planning additional events – Facebook chats and statewide meet & greets!

Please visit this website and our Facebook group: Alabama Hands & Voices  for dates and information on future events.

 

Mark your calendars!

 

 

Please join us as we “Get the Scoop” on the Alabama Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side program

 

 

Saturday September 29th, 2019 10AM-12PM

Spanish Fort Town Center Splash Park 329000 Bass Pro Drive

Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Contact Jessica Havard for more information at JHavard@alhandsandvoices.org

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of Alabama Hands & Voices

 

 

 

 

 

P.O. Box 130627 Birmingham, AL 35213

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