Registration Now Open!
Lansing Community College - West Campus
Registration starts at 8:30 am
Event takes place 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Join us for a one day workshop for the entire family. Kids who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, as well as their parents and siblings, are invited to attend. Activities are planned for children of all ages. Parent sessions are designed for both oral and manual communication modes, for children of very young ages through teens. Meals will be provided and snacks will be offered throughout the day. Childcare for infants and toddlers will be available on-site.
The Pediatric Audiology team at University of Michigan Health System is dedicated to creating a caring and collaborative culture to improve outcomes for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We provide outreach and information resources to connect families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to education, peer-support, and other support services. It is our goal to help foster mutually beneficial partnerships between families, educators, and health care professionals.
MICHIGAN HANDS & VOICES
Michigan Hands & Voices is a chapter of the nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased toward communication modes and methods. We are parents, teachers, audiologists, and interpreters — just to name a few! We provide parent support through our Guide By Your Side™ (GBYS) and ASTra Advocacy Support & Training programs.
ABOUT OUR SPONSORS:
The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (EHDI) is a part of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and works with hospitals and clinics to identify infants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing as early as possible. The role of the EHDI program is to provide training and technical assistance to hospitals and audiology clinics to insure that all infants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are identified before three months of age. The EHDI program also provides education to the greater medical community as well as to families. Michigan EHDI provides funding and coordination for the Michigan Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side™ program which allows families to meet with another parent of a child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
The EHDI program is supported in part by grants from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal Child Health Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Michigan’s Training & Resource Project is a comprehensive statewide technical assistance project. We provide information, training, and support for families and/or professionals who are impacted by or associated with a child who has a combined vision and hearing loss. Services are provided year-round, free of charge, and can be accessed until the student has left his or her educational setting. At DB Central we maintain the belief that people who are DeafBlind should share equally in the respect, opportunity, and life enjoyment afforded all people. We are committed to advancing the recognition of the unique needs of people who are DeafBlind. This is accomplished by promoting individualized instruction and family centered planning processes.