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.
What works for your child is what makes the choice right.  
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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.
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.
Bullying Victimization and Children with Hearing Loss Research Study
Do you have a student who is deaf or hard of hearing in 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the general
education setting at least 50% of their day? You and your child's input is needed!  
Research study opportunity through The Center for Leadership in Disability at GSU.
Your child will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their experiences at school. The
questionnaire will take about 30 minutes to complete, in a place of your choosing.
Your family will receive a $5 Amazon gift card for your participation.

If you would like to participate please contact:
Akilah Heggs, M.A., CCC-A: Co-Investigator:
aheggs1@student.gsu.edu or 678-508-0807
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.

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