You Are Always Invited

Join us for this FREE event December 1st at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA.

Click here for additional information and registration information.

Educational Conference Call - December 5, 2018 at 10:00am
Please join us for a conference call on Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 am for a presentation regarding IEP Accommodations for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Wanda Council, an Education Specialist at the Virginia Department of Education, will be presenting to our organization on this important topic.  Wanda specializes in Deaf/HI, Blind/VI & Deaf-Blind supports.  We hope you can dial in to join us!


Your pre-registration is required to join this free, tele-conference call.  We are expecting the presentation to run about 45 minutes with ample time to answer questions.  Please register here by November 30:

Events & Activities

While Virginia Hands & Voices hosts some of our own events, we often take advantage of, and meet at, programs offered by other organizations that will benefit our members. We do our best to keep this page up to date, but we encourage you to visit our Facebook page for the most current information. 


Social Opportunities

We seek to connect children with other children and families with other families. Often, through fun, family-centered activities we make strong friendships and realize we are not alone on the journey.


Learning Opportunities

Have you thought, "I'm confused, but I'm too afraid to ask," during an IFSP, IEP or 504 plan meeting. Do you ever wish you could just talk to someone who's a few steps ahead of you on this journey or a professional in the field of childhood hearing loss? Virginia Hands & Voices seeks to provide opportunities to learn and explore with others like you.  


When will Hands & Voices be in your area?

If we have not been in your area and you'd like to help us plan an event, please contact us at The events we plan are often based on finding a volunteer in the area who can help us. We'd love to hear from you!

Do You Live in or around Roanoke?

We are hoping to coordinate an event in the beautiful city of Roanoke in 2018...planning is underway. Stay tuned for more information...



More Events are Coming!

More information about upcoming events will be posted soon. Stay tuned!


Have an Idea for an Event?

If you  have an idea for an event, or know of one we might want to promote to our members, please email us at We'd love to hear from you! 

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