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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices
    Descriptive info: .. Our Mission.. Hands and Voices is dedicated to supporting families with.. children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias.. around communication modes or methodology.. We're 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.. Announcements.. What have we.. done.. for.. you lately?.. Georgia.. What works for your child is what makes the choice right.. National Website.. Click here for a printable copy of our brochure.. Come visit our store on CafePress!.. Are you interested in receiving information from.. Georgia Hands Voices.. ? Please submit your.. contact information below and we would love to add you to our mailing list to receive chapter updates,.. statewide information and our quarterly.. GA Hands Voices.. newsletter.. Your name:.. Your email address:.. Your comments:.. Let Georgia Hear.. is a parent-led initiative working towards the goal of securing.. insurance coverage for children s hearing aids in Georgia.. Many Georgia families are.. unable to provide hearing aids for their children who are deaf or hard of hearing in.. order to  ...   for children.. We want Georgia to be the next state to take this.. important step! What you can do:.. Visit the.. website and sign the petition:.. www.. letgeorgiahear.. org.. ;.. T.. ake th.. is.. parent survey.. if your child has or has ever needed hearing aids.. ake 2 minutes to watch and share this video.. :.. Let Georgia Hear: Georgia's.. Initiative.. for Children's Hearing Aid Insurance.. 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.. A.. re you coming?.. Join GA Hands Voices and.. GA Bell at the.. Atlanta Speech School on.. May 11, 2013 from 1-3pm.. for a fun opportunity for families.. with children who are Deaf or.. Hard of Hearing and the.. professionals who support us to.. come together, connect, make.. crazy ice cream sundaes and.. find out what's new in the world.. of technology to support our.. kids!.. R.. SVP at.. info@gahandsandvoices..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: About Us
    Descriptive info: The willingness to share does not make one.. charitable; it makes one free.. - Robert Brault.. On behalf of.. , we.. respectfully submit our annual report detailing the.. activities accomplished in the year 2012.. Georgia Hands Voices 2012 Year in Review.. ***.. We want to know more about.. you and your needs.. please take.. a few minutes to complete this.. secure survey and tell us what.. YOU.. would like to see from.. Georgia Hands Voices:.. GA H V Parent Survey.. Georgia Hands Voices was a proud sponsor of:.. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD) Parent Involvement Program s (PIP) 1st.. Annual 5K Success Walk on Saturday, April 14th, 2012.. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.. in collaboration with the Clarkston Community Initiative walked to raise money for their Parent.. Involvement Program to help in the continuation of their Community Sign Language Classes, Home.. Based Tutoring Program and Accessible Materials Project.. These are wonderful benefits; however;.. their greater aim is to engage all families with deaf/hard of hearing children throughout the state of.. They are committed to community outreach so that the voices of all students are not silent.. but heard and engaged equitably in various community activities, resources and businesses.. The Atlanta Speech School Hamm Center Parent Teacher Club (PTC) sponsored:.. MAKING CONNECTIONS ON THE JOURNEY THROUGH MODERN DEAFNESS.. Author.. Jennifer Rosner shared her experience raising two deaf daughters.. PENTA s Dr.. Brian Herrmann.. discussed  ...   for families and more.. The Dillehay family has a handsome son,.. Caleb, who happens to have a hearing.. loss.. we look forward to the continued.. participation of their family.. Please join me in.. sharing our gratitude.. epresentation and Collaboration.. represents Georgia families of children who.. are D/HH on issues of importance and relevance as members on s.. variety of boards and committees, as well as by providing support to:.. Georgia State Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and.. Intervention.. (UNHSI) Stakeholder s group.. Georgia Commission on Hearing Impaired and Deaf Persons.. Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy.. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD) Parent Involvement.. Program.. Atlanta Speech School Parent Teacher Club;.. Georgia PINES (Parent Infant Network for Educational.. Services).. Loop Georgia!.. American Association for Home Based Early Interventionists.. (AAHBEI).. CDC E.. arly Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Parent.. to.. Parent Subcommittee.. The NICHQ Learning Collaborative.. The Georgia Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC).. We continue t.. o collaborate.. with:.. Georgia Peach Cochlear Implant Association.. GA Bell.. GACHI.. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD).. Georgia School for the Deaf (GSD).. Atlanta Speech School.. Auditory-Verbal Center (AVC).. Babies Can t Wait (BCW).. Georgia Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (GaRID).. G.. R.. E.. A.. T D.. Y.. PEPNet South.. CDC.. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program.. Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).. Georgia Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and.. agency (GA UNHSI).. Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Program.. Parent to Parent of Georgia..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices
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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: About Us
    Descriptive info: Who are we? We are parents of ASL signers, cued speech users.. parents of kids with.. cochlear implants or total communicators.. we are people who have common interests.. connected through the community of deafness.. Hands Voices is a safe place to explore.. options, get unemotional support (although we can be emotional about it!), learn from one.. another and share what we have in common.. We value diversity and honor the role of parents.. and family as the single greatest factor in raising a WASK:.. (our favorite acronym: W ell- A djusted S uccessful K id).. There is room in the community of deafness for an organization like Hands Voices, and in.. fact, I think parents, and even many professionals, have been crying out for  ...   hearing loss, need a way to connect like this without being wary of a sponsoring agenda from a.. service provider.. Hands Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven national organization dedicated to supporting.. families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.. We are non-biased about communication.. methodologies and believe that families can make the best choices for their child if they have.. access to good information and support.. Our membership includes families who communicate.. manually and/or orally.. From American Sign Language to cochlear implants, our organization.. represents people from all different approaches to, and experiences with, deafness or hearing.. We are one of over 30 statewide chapters comprised mainly of parents along with.. professionals.. Please contact us through this website or at.. About Us..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: Board of Directors
    Descriptive info: Meet our.. Board of Directors.. Are You Interested in.. Becoming a Board Member?.. Click Here!.. Terri Patterson: Parent.. Chapter Support Coordinator Hands Voices.. Executive Director Georgia Hands Voices.. terri@gahandsandvoices.. Terri and her husband have two children, a 15-year-old daughter, Molly, and an 13 year old son, Riley,.. who was diagnosed with bilateral profound hearing loss at 2 months.. They live in Acworth, GA.. Terri.. has worked as a Parent Educator for Babies Can t Wait and has coordinated several family events.. and workshops for her district s early intervention program.. She is also involved in both local and state.. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) task forces and is often asked to provide the parent s.. perspective as a speaker for regional and national conferences.. She is a member of the AAHBEI.. (American Association for Home-Based Early Interventionists) Governing Board, as a parent.. representative.. She is also a parent representative on the GA/FL (SOTAC) PEPNet Board.. She is also.. acting as a Chapter Support Coordinator for Hands Voices at the headquarter's level.. Carianne Muse, MPH: Parent.. Board Chairperson.. muse_carianne@bah.. com.. In 2009, her infant daughter was diagnosed with a binaural, profound hearing loss and has received.. one cochlear implant in May of 2010.. Carianne is a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton who has.. over 11 years of experience in public health research and consulting.. Since August 2003, she has.. been working closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) centers and offices as a strategic.. planner, management analyst and public health analyst.. Several of her early consulting projects.. involved working as a contractor with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental.. Disabilities, and specifically the Division of Developmental Disabilities where the Early Hearing.. Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program lies within the federal government.. Carianne has been.. serving on several children s health-related boards for the past 6 years, including serving as the.. Camp Twin Lakes Strategic Planning Committee Lead from 2007-2008.. She also participates on the.. Georgia 2020 committee and on the National Joint Commission on Infant Hearing.. Deshonda Washington: Parent.. Individual/Family Advocacy Lead.. dwashington@doe.. k12.. ga.. us.. Deshonda Washington is the Parent Mentor for Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD).. She is a.. certified Corporate Trainer and Instructional Designer, with several years of experience.. Deshonda is.. married with three children and her youngest daughter, Lauren age 14, is hard of hearing.. As a strong.. advocate for Lauren s needs, Deshonda has become passionate about supporting the families of.. AASD and the Parent Mentor Partnership of Georgia.. Her ultimate goal is to empower parents of.. children with disabilities, encourage leadership among students and to educate on the importance of.. community involvement.. Laura Sarsfield: Parent.. Georgia DHHS Liason.. lsarsfield@earthlink.. net.. Laura and her husband, Mike, are the parents of three children, Parker, 16, Anna Blair, 13, and Adam,.. 6.. Anna Blair was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss at age 15 months, and Adam's.. hearing loss was diagnosed at birth through the UNHSI program.. Both now hear with bilateral.. cochlear implants.. Laura received her bachelor's degree in Genetics from UGA, and worked as a.. maternal-infant nurse after receiving her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Brenau.. She has.. remained committed to issues surrounding hearing loss since her daughter's initial diagnosis in.. 2000, instructing many parents on advocacy and educational issues.. Laura was appointed by.. Governor Purdue and has served on the Georgia Commission on Hearing Impaired and Deaf.. Persons since 2009.. She is the chairperson for the state committee to Loop Georgia, educating,.. promoting, and advocating for the use of induction loops across our state.. She is a member of the.. Georgia Core Team for NICHQ (National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality) for IHSIS.. (Improving Hearing Screening Intervention Systems) and is a member of the Georgia UNHSI.. Stakeholders Committee.. She also serves as a mentor for the BEA (Bionic Ear Association) for.. Advanced Bionics.. Laura's goal is to ensure that all parents of newly diagnosed children receive.. complete and accurate information to help them make the best informed decisions for their child and.. family.. Kelly Jenkins: Parent.. Let Georgia Hear Co-Founder.. kellymcjenkins@gmail.. Kelly and her husband, Simms, are the parents of three children, Sam (8), Cal (6) and Sloane (3).. Kelly has progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (currently moderate to moderate/severe).. She attended mainstream schools and used lip reading and closed captioning to aid in her.. communication when needed.. Her daughter,  ...   classroom teacher of students who are deaf and hard of hearing for 20.. years at both the Atlanta Speech School and in the Cobb County School District.. She was a Supervisor.. of Special Education for the Cobb County, Georgia School District for fifteen years supervising the.. Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program, the Visually Impaired Program, Community Based Vocational Skills.. Training Program, Audiology Services, and the Adapted Physical Education Program.. She is currently.. a Program Specialist in the Division for Exceptional Students at the Georgia Department of Education.. Ellen Rolader, MA/Deaf Education.. erolader@gmail.. Ellen and her husband, Rob, live in Marietta with 1 daughter, Mariellen, 15.. Their other 2 children,.. Jenna, 25, lives in Oklahoma and Kyle, 27, is married and lives nearby in Atlanta.. Ellen was born.. profoundly deaf and raised orally in Atlanta.. She attended private schools with after school.. auditory/oral training at the Atlanta Speech School.. She graduated from the Lovett School and.. completed her BA degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Georgia.. Upon graduation,.. she attended Gallaudet University where she began learning sign language and obtained a Masters.. in Deaf Education.. For the last 30 years, Ellen has worked with deaf/hard of hearing children ages.. birth to high school in various educational settings with experience using all communication.. methodologies.. She has taught children in mainstreaming programs using the aural/oral, total.. communication, and cued speech communication methodologies, as well as in schools for the deaf.. using ASL in bilingual-bicultural programs.. Her strongest focus has been in Early Intervention,.. working with parents of young deaf and hard of hearing infants/toddlers who use any communication.. methodology to be actively involved in their child s education, particularly in their child s language and.. literacy development.. She is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the State of Georgia s Relay.. service that provides free and accessible telecommunication services to people who are deaf, deaf-.. blind, hard of hearing, late-deafened and/or speech disabled.. Dr.. Kenney Moore.. kemoore@doe.. Kenney Moore is the Director for the Division of State Schools at the Georgia Department of.. Education (GaDOE).. At the GaDOE, he provides state level supervision of the Atlanta Area School for.. the Deaf (AASD), the Georgia Academy for the Blind (GAB), the Georgia School for the Deaf (GSD), and.. the Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services (GaPINES).. Prior to his current role, Dr.. Moore served as a school level leader at the AASD, GAB, and GSD.. He has been a policy analyst,.. program specialist, and research and evaluation specialist at the GaDOE.. Before joining the GaDOE.. in 2001, Dr.. Moore was a middle school teacher in Georgia and Florida.. He is the co-chair of the.. Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy initiative.. Moore holds a bachelor s degree from the.. University of West Florida in Language Arts/Social Studies, a master s degree from the University of.. West Florida in Educational Leadership, and PhD in Policy Studies and Educational Leadership from.. Georgia State University.. Moore s dissertation research focused on improving the literacy of deaf.. students through the use of computer-based learning.. Clare Sullivan, MEd.. ADVISOR.. c.. lare7982@gmail.. Clare is recently retired from her position as the Education Program Manager of Georgia Parent Infant.. Network for Educational Services (Georgia PINES) via the Department of Education.. She is now a.. Part-Time Instructor for Georgia State University and a Georgia PINES Parent Advisor She has many.. years of experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and families including state.. residential programs, state day school programs, local education programs and Georgia's Universal.. Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program.. Helping families realize their child's potential.. is her passion.. Her favorite past-time is hiking in the mountains or any National Park.. Frank Nesbit, Ed: K-12.. FNesbit@doe.. Frank Nesbit is the Georgia Department of Education s consultant for programs for students who are.. Deaf and Hard of Hearing.. He has worked with deaf students in schools since 1987, with experience.. that includes employment at Gallaudet University, Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, and as a teacher.. and administrator within local school systems.. He holds professional certification as a Teacher of the.. Deaf, as an Educational Interpreter, and as a Director of Special Education with a Master s degree in.. Deaf Education and a Doctorate in Management of Programs for Children and Youth.. His federally.. supported professional learning projects focus on improving the achievement of all students who are.. deaf and hard of hearing..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: Membership
    Descriptive info: Our members include families, professionals, other organizations,.. pre-service students, and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing.. Join today, and help us change the world!.. Georgia Hands Voices is a non-profit organization dedicated to.. supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing with.. information and resources so they can make the best choices for their.. child.. We are non-biased about communication forms or.. methodologies, and believe that given good information and support,.. families will make the choice that is right for their child.. We also open.. our organization to professionals who are interested in a.. family/child-focused approach to service delivery.. Membership.. How to Join Us.. To become a member of Hands Voices, fill out our Registration Form and mail with a check or money order for.. $25.. 00/family  ...   30333.. OR.. Make your membership donation through the secure PayPal option and email your m.. embership.. form to.. As a non-profit organization, we are dependent upon membership funds to supplement grants and other.. donations in order to function.. Therefore, we invite all our membership to donate a nominal, tax-deductible fee of.. 00 a year/ parent, $40.. 00 a year/professional, to receive our mailings and quarterly national newspaper,.. The.. Communicator.. , support the cost of our events, and to ensure that a non-biased voice remains available to.. families.. Anyone who cannot afford the annual membership dues but wishes to receive our mailings may check.. the box marked Scholarship on the registration form.. If you re not current on our data base, take a few moments.. to fill it out and send it in..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: Family Handprints
    Descriptive info: Family Handprints.. Click the names below to meet some of our families.. The Acosta Family.. The Burk Family.. The Hofmeister Family.. The Patterson Family.. The Head Family.. SHARE YOUR STORY! Click here..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: Resources
    Descriptive info: 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:.. handsandvoices.. Here are only a few examples:.. Communication Considerations A to Z.. (access available on national homepage).. 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.. 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.. deafmd.. org/.. 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.. ASLdeafined.. 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:.. http://heathbridges.. info.. 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.. PEPNet2.. pepnet.. 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.. cochlearimplantonline.. 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.. Education.. 890 North Indian Creek Drive.. Clarkston, GA 30021.. 404-296-7101 (voice/TTY).. aasdweb.. Atlanta  ...   all programs, services and activities sponsored by the state of.. Georgia are accessible to the disabled community.. Georgia Association of the Deaf, Inc.. gadeaf.. Georgia State Outreach and Technical Assistance Center (SOTAC).. Georgia Perimeter College Center for Disability Services.. dc.. peachnet.. edu/cds/CDS.. html.. 555 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021.. 404-299-4038 (voice/TTY).. Contact: Katherine Bruni (specialist), KJBRUNI@aol.. T.. D.. , Inc.. , and Foundation.. greatdayinc.. 246 Sycamore Street, #240.. Decatur, GA 30030 404-377-9224 (voice/TTY), info@greatdayinc.. 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.. hearingloss-ga.. 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.. hknc.. Relay.. DeafVP.. deafvp.. Videophone directory for Sorenson VP-100 videophone users.. Georgia Relay.. 1600 Terrell Mill Road.. Marietta, GA 30067.. 770-857-6064 (TTY), 770-857-6040 (voice), 770-857-6131 (fax).. GeorgiaRelay.. Contact: Doug Burasco (account manager), dburasco@att.. Enables people with speech or hearing loss to communicate by telephone with any standard phone user.. Hamilton Internet Protocol Relay.. hiprelay.. com (text).. Hear Central, LLC.. 109 E Hill Avenue, Suite 2-B.. Valdosta, GA 31601.. 1-888-430-4327 (voice/TTY).. Contact: Danny Jones, TDJHRS@aol.. TTYs, amplified telephones, signalers and more.. Ultratec and Ameriphone repairs performed as well.. Internet Relay.. AT T.. relay.. att.. com/national/relay.. html (text).. relaycall.. com/vrs (video).. Sprint.. sprintrelayonline.. usavrs.. com (video).. MCI.. ip-relay.. com/index.. htm (text).. ip-vrs.. com/VRS_SSL/mci.. aspx (video).. com/callback.. htm (voice).. Sign Language.. American Sign Language Teachers Association.. aslta.. National organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of ASL and deaf studies instruction.. Sign Language Courses.. Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.. Clarkston, GA.. Contact: Dona Harris, 404-296-7101 (voice/TTY).. Valdosta State.. Valdosta, GA.. 912-333-5791.. valdosta.. edu.. Offers a four-year degree in educational interpreting.. Interpreter Agencies.. Communication Access Network, Inc.. 888-566-5585 (voice/TTY).. caninterpreters.. Provides comprehensive communications services through a network of interpreters and independent consultants.. Georgia Interpreting Services Network.. 800-228-4992 (voice/TTY).. gisn.. Contact: Marilyn Teague (Senior Assignment Coordinator), info@gisn.. 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.. garid.. The Interpreting Connection, Inc.. 1706 Tree Corners Parkway.. Norcross, GA 30092-3129.. 770-613-0925 (voice/TTY).. Contact: Debbie Lesser (founder), debann@mindspring.. Don Clark and Associates, Inc.. 4651 Woodstock Road, Suite 208.. Roswell, GA 30075.. 770-92.. -1.. 667.. Contact: Don Clark (.. P.. resident.. /CEO.. ),.. don@donclarkandassociates.. DCA-GA.. Sign language interpreting services.. Where words have meaning.. Medley Interpreters, LLC.. quality.. communication.. connections.. 770.. 978.. 3120.. 3121 fax.. medleyinterpreters.. National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc.. naobi.. Sign Language Interpreting Specialists, Inc.. 130C John Morrow Parkway.. Gainesville, GA 30501-3569.. 770-531-0700 (voice), 770-287-9479 (TTY)}.. slisinc.. Contact: Ruth Dubin, slisinc@charter.. Sign language interpreting services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all settings (e.. g.. medical, legal, educational).. General Resources.. Georgia Resources..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: Events
    Descriptive info: Past Events.. Georgia Hands Voices Meeting.. Valdosta State University-Valdosta, GA.. Saturday, September 13, 2008.. 1pm-5pm.. Georgia Hands and Voices Meeting.. Cobb County Central Library: Marietta.. Saturday, June 28, 2008.. 2pm-5pm.. Augusta Regional Kick-Off Meeting.. Saturday, March 8, 2008.. 1pm-4m.. S.. Regional Kick-Off Meeting.. Saturday, September 8, 2007.. 1pm-4 pm.. Coastal Area GLRS Building, Hinesville, GA.. What's Going On?.. Columbus, Georgia.. GA Hands Voices Meeting.. April 25, 2009, 1pm - 5pm.. Georgia Hands Voices Back to.. School Bash.. Snellville, GA.. July 25, 2009.. 2pm-7pm.. Athens, GA.. Georgia Hands Voices 3rd Annual.. Back to School Bash.. July 24, 2010 2pm-7pm.. Thank you to all of our supporters!.. March 20, 2010 1pm-5pm.. Fundraiser at SweetWater Brewing, CO.. Saturday, October 9, 2010!.. GA Hands Voices (ASTra.. tm.. ).. Advocacy Support Training Program.. Speaking up, to be effective as advocacy, must be.. persuasive.. Advocacy is the process of attempting to.. persuade others through logic, emotion, and ethical.. character.. (Masner, 2005).. Most families of children with special needs receive no training to become.. effective as skilled educational advocates with these skills.. What training is.. available in educational law and advocacy is often presented from a.. professional viewpoint, and generic at that.. That's why H V developed our.. own brand of advocacy training presented from the parent perspective.. What will these workshops do for you?.. Provide you with information to become an active participant.. in your.. child s IEP.. Learn the latest information on Georgia federal and state laws.. regarding deaf/hard of hearing children.. Find out the latest and greatest information on deaf/hard of.. hearing websites and helpful checklists/forms.. ***Be watching for the dates and locations of.. upcoming 1/2 day workshops in your community.. GA  ...   you to register as we add password-protected.. components.. If you register for the site, you do not also.. need to register for the newsletter.. However, if you are a.. parent, you may want to only register for the newsletter so.. that you can stay up to date.. 5th Annual Back to School PICNIC:.. July 21, 2012.. What a wonderful day in the park! We had over 50 kids,.. parents, professionals, volunteers getting to know each.. other, share stories and contact info and enjoy the magic.. of Howie the Great (he really was something!).. A nice.. breeze blew through the airy Pavilion as the kids played,.. the adults chatted and the hot dogs cooked.. A great big.. thank you to everyone who was able to attend this year.. and to the many volunteers, who organized, donated and.. participated in this fun event.. To those we missed we.. hope to see you at our next event so keep watching!.. Better yet, let us know what YOU would like to see GA.. Hands Voices do next! Have a wonderful finish to your.. summer vacation and good luck as the new school year.. begins!.. The Unique Communication Considerations for.. Your D/HH Child s IFSP/IEP: What You Need.. to Know!.. April 20, 2013, October 20, 2012.. (l-r: Deshonda Washington, Sheryl Nelson, Nancy Armour).. SAVE THE DATE:.. Join GA Hands Voices and GA Bell at the.. on.. May 11 from 1-3pm.. for a fun opportunity for families with children who.. are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and the professionals.. who support us to come together, connect, make.. crazy ice cream sundaes and find out what's new.. in the world of technology to support our kids!..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Please send comments or questions to:.. PO Box.. 133128.. Evans, GA 30.. 333.. (678)310-5886.. Hands Voices Headquarters.. PO Box 3093.. Boulder, CO 80307.. Toll Free: (866) 422-0422 or (303) 492-6283.. Terri Patterson.. Executive Director Georgia Chapter.. E-mail us at.. If you would like us to get back to you, please type in your.. e-mail address in the form and we'll get back to you as soon.. as we can!.. Contact Us.. Your phone number:.. Comments:..

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  • Title: Georgia Hands & Voices: Board of Directors
    Descriptive info: GA Hands Voices is always looking for parents and/or professionals who would be.. interested in contributing their time and talent to our board.. Our board function and purpose:.. To provide oversight and inspiration to the organizations activities and operations.. To ensure that the organization is responsive to the perspectives and views of the.. membership.. To give directions to the organizations short and long term planning efforts.. To provide public awareness about the organization and its mission.. To engender collaborative connections between other advocacy and support organizations,.. public and private agencies, and other state Hands Voices chapters, in order to influence.. systems change.. To ensure that all goals and activities of the organization are based upon the philosophy of.. unbiased methodology or approach.. To actively support the organization through direct financial contribution and/or voluntary in-.. kind service.. To assist in the ongoing recruitment of potential individuals and/or service sectors to serve.. on the board.. To recruit, screen  ...   of the organization.. To chair and/or participate on committees to help us meet our annual organizational goals.. If you can t commit to all of this, but would like to contribute or consult with us, consider an Advisory.. position, just.. contact us.. How to apply:.. Please fill out the board member application form (Click here for the Board Member Application).. and send it to the address below.. Contact us through the email listed below with any questions.. We.. encourage parents and professionals from all areas of the state of Georgia to apply.. GA Hands Voices depends on the continuing support of parents and professionals and we value.. your input to this organization.. Please consider this great opportunity to make a difference in the.. lives of deaf and hard of hearing children and their families in Georgia.. Are You Interested in Becoming a Board Member.. for GA Hands Voices?.. 2659 Freedom Pkwy.. O.. Box 181.. Cumming, GA 30041..

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