Our Mission
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.
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Georgia
What works for your child is what makes the choice right.  
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Let Georgia Hear is a parent-led initiative working towards the goal of securing insurance
coverage for children’s hearing aids in Georgia.  Many Georgia families are unable to provide
hearing aids for their children who are deaf or hard of hearing in order to improve access to
their children’s communication.  Hearing aids can cost as much as $6,000 per pair and must
be replaced every 3-5 years.  This is the equivalent of roughly $42,000 per child who requires
hearing aids before they reach the age of 21 – a hardship for any Georgia family regardless
of household income. As of 2012, 20 other states have passed legislation requiring insurance
companies to cover hearing aids for children.  We want Georgia to be the next state to take
this important step!  What you can do:

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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.
 
State Schools Title I Conference for Parents and Professionals

       “Moving From Reflection To Involvement”

Saturday May 3rd, 2014 8:00AM-5:00PM
 
Pre-Conference: Friday May 2nd, 2014 6:00PM - 10:00PM  

Conference Location:
Georgia Academy for the Blind
                                      2895 Vineville Avenue
                                      Macon, GA 31204


  For more information and registration information: www.stateschoolsconference.org

     Conference Registration Fee:
$15 for first family member,
                                                                                 $10 for each additional family member

      
REGISTRAT ION DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

          Register Online or By Mail. You May Request an Application By Contacting:             
Katherine Kennedy, GSD (912-486-0923), Chris Davis, GAB (478-751-4592),
Dona Harris, AASD (404-300-5858) or Alice Stanley, GaPINES (404-298-4882).


        This is for ALL families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing,
 visually-impaired and/or with additional special needs!
Click here for a printable flyer.

 
Cook-Out & Social Onsite at GAB (Pre-Conference)
Friday, May 2, 2014, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. — $10/adult, $5/child