Follow the link below to register as a sponsor for Family Matters! 2018





For information about how you can support the Family Matters! event through donations or sponsorships contact:


Jennifer Wilcox

(734) 232-5759

jnwilcox@med.umich.edu


ABOUT OUR SPONSORS:


                                          UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FRIENDS GIFTSHOP


Since 1959, Friends has been a partner of U-M Michigan Medicine, helping to promote the health, welfare and education of our community.  Friends is a board-governed, volunteer-staffed, non-profit community organization that administers and manages four Health System Gift Shops. The revenue generated from these shops provide funds for patient programs and educational projects.


                                            MICHGAN EARLY HEARING DETECTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM                                                 (EHDI)


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.

                           

                                       DeafBlind Central



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.    


                                                     Oticon Pediatrics & Oticon Medical


At Oticon Pediatrics, “A better future for every infant, child and teen with hearing loss” is our mission, reflected in our BrainHearing™ approach in our hearing instruments – from Opn to Sensei and more -  to support every child's cognitive development and speech understanding. Learn more at www.oticon.com





At Oticon Medical, we are passionate about using our combined expertise and resources to open up the world of sound to as many people as possible. The Ponto sound processor is currently the world’s most power abutment-level processor family, Ponto 3. Visit us on the web at www.oticonmedical.com/us

Family Matters!                  MARCH 10, 2018

FAMILY MATTERS! A FUN-FILLED, ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF or HARD OF HEARING.