Please take advantage of the amazing compilation of resources, guides, DVDs and articles available to you on a multitude of applicable
topics on the Hands & Voices National website: www.handsandvoices.org.
Here are only a few examples:
- “Communication Considerations A to Z™” (access available on national homepage) Communication Considerations A to Z™ is
a series from Hands & Voices that's designed to help families and the professionals working with them access information,
diverse perspectives, and further resources to assist them in raising and educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing
- “Placement Considerations Checklist for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing”
- “Bridge to Preschool - Navigating a Successful Transition “
- Communication Plan
The national website will also link you to web resources and organizations that work with and for families of children who are deaf and
hard of hearing. Please take a look at all the wonderful information that has been compiled and developed for our families. If you have
trouble accessing any of these resources or would like us to add something that is missing, please contact us at info@gahandsandvoices.
org. We need up to date, evidence-based, unbiased information to make our choices and to improve our children’s outcomes, please help
ensure that we are doing our part.
"DeafMD, an innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf &
Hard of Hearing population. Using health information created by two trustworthy and unbiased government sources—the Centers for
Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health, our team of healthcare providers, linguists, and educators translates this complex
information into ASL."
ASLdeafined offers an interactive sign language website with lessons, games, activities, and a personalized progress chart. It has over
2200 videos in the dictionary which continues to grow.
HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING:
Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are grossly underserved by both the physical health and the behavioral health care
system. In many cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate
the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information. A new web
site called http://www.healthbridges.info was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing.
PEPNet's mission is to improve transition services and educational access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those
with co-occurring disabilities, thus enhancing educational opportunities.
Cochlear Implant Online
Cochlear Implant Online is a not for profit entity that features news about hearing technology, causes of hearing loss, rehabilitation options,
and stories from parents, professionals, and individuals with hearing loss from a wide variety of perspectives.
A hearing aid information source.
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD)
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
Atlanta Speech School, Inc.
3160 Northside Parkway, NW
Atlanta, GA 30327-1598
Atlanta Campus (Main Office) Macon Campus (A-V Therapy only)
1901 Century Blvd., Suite 20 Executive Park North
Atlanta, GA 30345 2720 Sheraton Drive, Suite D-140
404-633-8911 Macon, GA 31204
Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services (GA PINES)
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
1-800-522-8652 (voice), 404-298-4884 (TTY)
Contact: Alice Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124
Accessible Materials Project at AASD
Facebook (www.avchears.comcom/ampaasd)/YouTube (www.youtube.com/ampaasd)/SchoolTube (http://www.schooltube.
InSight Cinema www.insightcinema.org
A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the movie-going experience to deaf, hard-of-hearing and non-English speaking audiences in
Mopix ncam.wgbh.org/mopix (note no “www”)
Information for consumers, industry members and others interested in learning more about motion picture access for people with
Advocacy & Outreach
4151 Memorial Drive
Suite 103-B, Decatur, GA 30032
404- 299-3642 FAX
Links hearing and deaf communities locally and abroad through ministry and education.
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 520
Tucker, GA 30084 1- 800-537-2329 (voice/TTY)
Contact: Denise Quigley (Initial Services advocate), HN5298@earthlink.net
Protection and advocacy for Georgians with disabilities.
Georgia Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator’s Office
Provides comprehensive educational and technical support to ensure all programs, services and activities sponsored by the state of
Georgia are accessible to the disabled community.
Georgia Association of the Deaf, Inc.
Georgia State Outreach and Technical Assistance Center (SOTAC)
Georgia Perimeter College Center for Disability Services
555 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021
Contact: Katherine Bruni (specialist), KJBRUNI@aol.com
G.R.E.A.T. D.A.Y., Inc., and Foundation
246 Sycamore Street, #240
Decatur, GA 30030 404-377-9224 (voice/TTY), email@example.com
Mental health services for Georgians of all ages who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. Resources and support for family members
and friends also offered.
Hearing Loss Association of America, Georgia State Office
Information, education, support and advocacy for Georgians
with hearing loss. Chapters in Augusta, Buckhead, NW Georgia (Rome)
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults
Videophone directory for Sorenson VP-100 videophone users.
1600 Terrell Mill Road
Marietta, GA 30067
770-857-6064 (TTY), 770-857-6040 (voice), 770-857-6131 (fax)
Contact: Doug Burasco (account manager), firstname.lastname@example.org
Enables people with speech or hearing loss to communicate by telephone with any standard phone user.
Hamilton Internet Protocol Relay
Hear Central, LLC
109 E Hill Avenue, Suite 2-B
Valdosta, GA 31601
Contact: Danny Jones, TDJHRS@aol.com
TTYs, amplified telephones, signalers and more. Ultratec® and Ameriphone® repairs performed as well.
American Sign Language Teachers Association
National organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of ASL and deaf studies instruction.
Sign Language Courses–
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Contact: Dona Harris, 404-296-7101 (voice/TTY)
Offers a four-year degree in educational interpreting.
Communication Access Network, Inc.
Provides comprehensive communications services through a network of interpreters and independent consultants.
Georgia Interpreting Services Network
Contact: Marilyn Teague (Senior Assignment Coordinator), email@example.com
Non-profit organization providing certified sign language interpreting 24/7/365 for all of Georgia since 1987.
Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
The Interpreting Connection, Inc.
1706 Tree Corners Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092-3129
Contact: Debbie Lesser (founder), firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Clark and Associates, Inc.
4651 Woodstock Road, Suite 208
Roswell, GA 30075
Contact: Don Clark (President/CEO), email@example.com
Sign language interpreting services. "Where words have meaning."
Medley Interpreters, LLC
quality . communication . connections
National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc. www.naobi.org
Sign Language Interpreting Specialists, Inc.
130C John Morrow Parkway
Gainesville, GA 30501-3569
770-531-0700 (voice), 770-287-9479 (TTY)}
Contact: Ruth Dubin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign language interpreting services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all settings (e.g. medical, legal, educational).
What works for your child is what makes the choice right.