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​Hands & Voices

A Rallying Cry

We Need All Your HANDS & VOICES

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Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology.  We are 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's New?

North Dakota Hands & Voices is so proud to announce we have a Guide By Your Side program.  This is a program created by Hands & Voices Headquarters that trains experienced parents of children with hearing loss to support parents of newly diagnosed children.  The trained Parent Guides will:

  1. Provide parents with the opportunity to establish a supportive relationship with another parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
  2. Provide parents with unbiased information regarding communication options for their child
  3. Provide parents with an understanding of the unique needs of infants who are deaf/hard of hearing
  4. Link parents to resources available locally, regionally and statewide.

We invite you to become a member of Hands & Voices.  Your membership benefits include: The quarterly Hands & Voices Newspaper, THE COMMUNICATOR; reduced fees to attend workshops, and advocacy assistance priority. Invitation and admittance into a parents only group environment online. As well as invitation to sponsored events to get the opportunity to meet other parents and kids like your own, In a funded fun environment.

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Meet Our Team

In your family, do you talk or sign?  Or cue? Whatever you do, we need you.  If you are directly, indirectly or potentially involved with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families we need you...

Our philosophy

Read more about the resources we provide, the Hands and Voices areas of focus, and download the North Dakota Hands & Voices Resource Manual.

Kellie Thorman

Coordinator, Parent

What Works for Your Child is
What Makes the Choice Right.