WHO WE ARE

Who Are We?
  • We are families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • We use many different types of communication modes: Auditory Verbal, Auditory Oral, Cued Speech, American Sign Language, Signed English, Simultaneous Communication and Total Communication.
  • We are deaf and hard of hearing adults.
  • We are professionals.
  • We are from every corner of the state of Illinois.
  • We are united, because we are Hands & Voices.
 
Families can learn about the variety of resources and options available to them and how to access them. Through this network of resources, families can make informed decisions about their future in regards to educational options, the changing landscape of assistive technologies, and many other issues facing families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Families within the same geographic region within the state can share experiences and information as they support each other. They will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge and direction from families who have faced the same challenges and choices.