You Are Always Invited

* Pre-registration is required for all events


We'd love to have you join us for any, or all,

of the events listed below!


Meet the Professionals!

Virginia Hands & Voices and the Virginia Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (VA EHDI) program are pleased to announce a collaborated event geared towards families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
 
You are invited to join us for a Virtual 'Lunch and Learn' 3-Part Series w/ Live Q&A during the month of September introducing parents of newly diagnosed deaf and hard of hearing children to the professionals who will serve their families.  In this video series, parents of children with hearing loss will interview a geneticist, an audiologist, and an otolaryngologist (ENT). Each virtual screening will feature a pre-recorded video (approximately 20 minutes) directly followed by a live 15-minute Q&A session with the professional featured in the interview.
 
The video series will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, September 14 at 12:00 pm - Meet the Geneticist
Dr. Marta Biderman Waberski, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia
 
Wednesday, September 22 at 12:00 pm - Meet the Audiologist
Dr. Cynthia Clark, University of Virginia
 
Wednesday, September 29 at 12:00 pm - Meet the ENT
Dr. Kelley Dodson, Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Each screening event will last approximately 45 minutes.  The pre-recorded interviews will be captioned and include an ASL interpreter on the screen.  As always, if you would benefit from Remote Conference Captioning, Video Relay Interpreting or Cued Language Transliteration during the live Q&A, be sure to indicate that upon registration.

Join us on Saturday, October 16, 2021 for the annual Walk4Hearing!

The Walk4Hearing is on October 16, 2021 at 10 am. Registration begins at 9 am. Join our team, or create your own! The walk is held at:

 

National Harbor
East Pier Tent/Event Stage
150 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD

 

We hope to see you there!


Our First In-Person Event since February 2020: 

Community Storytime and Ice Cream Social!

 


Coming to a region near you:

Save the Date:

October 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm for

Sundaes on Sunday!

Join regional Board Members from Hands & Voices in Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg, and Richmond while enjoying ice cream, socialization, and fun with our upcoming Sundaes on Sunday event. Look for more specific information to come soon!

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 vahandsandvoices@gmail.com. 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!




Stayed tuned for more!

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 vahandsandvoices@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you! 


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