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!

Join us for a Holiday Happy Hour!

Take some time to connect with others on the journey. Ask questions, offer support and share stories, all from the comfort of your home.


About this event:


Virginia Hands & Voices is pleased to present a virtual holiday happy hour for new and experienced parents of deaf or hard of hearing children on Wednesday, December 1st from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, via Zoom. This informal event is a chance to pause during the hustle and bustle of the season, and connect with each other. New parents just starting out on this path will have chance to meet others who have been in their shoes. Experienced parents will have an opportunity to offer support and answer questions. Whether you're brand new here, or you've been with us for years, we all have a story to share. We hope you'll consider pouring your favorite holiday beverage and joining us on Zoom!


Pre-registration is required for this free event. Once your registration is complete, a confirmation email will include detailed instructions on how to join our Zoom meeting (at the bottom of the email).


If you require accommodations, please be sure to indicate your request while registering. 


If you have recently found yourself new to the world of parenting a deaf or hard of hearing child, we specifically welcome you. We hope you can join us, and look forward to hearing your story!

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!

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 We'd love to hear from you! 

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