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

North Dakota
​Hands & Voices

areas of focus


  • Parent - to - Parent Support
  • Guide by your Side Program
  • Deaf Ed Reform - Educational Excellence
  • “Medical Home” Initiative
  • Full & effective Communication Access
  • Hearing Aid Coverage by Insurance Companies
  • Universal Newborn Hearing Systems
  • Parent/Professional Collaboration
  • Deaf/HH Adult Mentoring
  • Parent Education and Support
  • Deaf Child’s Bill of Rights
  • Natural Environments, Least Restrictive Environment
  • Communication Choice Making
  • Meaningful Parent Involvement
  • Educational Advocacy and Training

Resources


  • The Resource Guide for Parents
  • Quarterly publication, “The Communicator”
  • www.handsandvoices.org
  • Lending Library
  • IEP Facilitation/Advocacy Support
  • Public Speakers Bureau
  • State Chapters Affiliate Support
  • “We are Hands & Voices” video
  • Statewide workshops
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Parent perspective representation on statewide/na-tional issues
  • Regional Parent Coordinators
  • Spanish Speaking parent coordinator
  • Unilateral Hearing Loss parent Coordinator
  • Teacher/professional pre-service and in-service training
  • Deaf /HH Adult Role Models