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.
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.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Lansing Community College - West Campus
Registration starts at 8:30 am
Event takes place 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
An event for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families
This year at the 2018 Family Matters! event:
Families will have the opportunity to purchase quality adjustable safety bike helmets at cost! These helmets are available for any children attending Family Matters and can be professionally fit for your child while at the event, even with their hearing devices! Helmets will be available for sale at the event for $7.95 each. Money will be collected at the SafeKids exhibitor booth at the 2018 Family Matters! event. Helmets are available in blue only. If you are interested in purchasing one or more helmets at Family Matters! 2018, please indicate how many you would like to purchase when you complete your registration form.
XS - 20 to 21 inches, 3-6 years
S/M - 21.5 - 23.63 inches, 6-11 years
L/XL - 23.63-25.75 inches