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"What works for your child is what makes the choice right."  
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Hands & Voices is a parent driven organization that supports families with children
who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around
communication modes or methodology.
The Georgia Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Program
provides unbiased, emotional support and resources to families of
children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
by trained
Parent Guides.

To request a
Parent Guide, please click here,GBYS Request for Services.
For more information on this program and to learn more about our
Parent Guides,
please see our dedicated page, GA H&V GBYS or
contact Scarlett Giles,
GA H&V GBYS Program Director at sgiles@doe.k12.ga.us.
Please Note: From time to time Georgia Hands & Voices receives information about events and other items of interest from other
sponsoring 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.
Did you know???
Georgia Hands & Voices has a
new program that assists families
with educational advocacy and
support for your Deaf/HH kids!

For more info please contact:  
Deshonda Washington
GA H&V Executive Director
ASTra Director

Hands & Voices Advocacy Support &
Training Program
Coming Soon!!!
Fire Safety Video for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing!

We are proud to announce the upcoming release of our Fire Safety Video, created for our
children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH)!  GA Hands & Voices partnered with the
Cherokee Fire Department to provide GA families of children who are D/HH with an
educational fire safety video, complete with captioning, an ASL Interpreter, and a full

As parents of children who are D/HH, we are constantly working to ensure access
to our children:  Access to language, access to reading, access to appropriate
education, access to D/HH peers.  We also want to ensure access to safety!
Fire alarms are loud, but will our children with hearing loss be able to hear one?  Believe it
or not, there is specialized fire safety equipment designed specifically for the unique needs
of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  

Our video includes tips on fire hazards and safety within your home, information about
special equipment for people who are D/HH, as well as a real Firefighter dressing in full
safety gear for your children to see!  We are also including a Safety Tips Fact Sheet and
Resources List with links to helpful websites.  We hope that you enjoy and find this a great
way to implement good safety habits into your homes!  

Transcript:   Please click here for the full transcript to our Fire Safety Video!
Safety Tips Fact Sheet:  Please click here for additional safety practices and video notes!
Resources List:  Please click here for links to specialized fire safety equipment,
websites and other information!