Candace Lindow-Davies

Candace Lindow-Davies

Candace is the mother of an adult son who is profoundly deaf and has physical/health concerns (affectionately termed “deaf/hard of hearing plus”). 

Candace is the Director of Outreach for Hands & Voices HQ. She supports the work of her D/HH Adult Infusion Co-Directors, provides technical assistance to family-based organizations who are contracted to offer parent support services, works with the US Territories to help develop parent leadership, and is part of the team overseeing the H&V Leadership to Leadership program (L2L). Prior to this, Candace was the Director of MN Hands & Voices at Lifetrack for 16 years, founding that program and expanding it to a statewide Guide By Your Side, ASTra Educational Advocacy program.  In that role, she served as a parent consultant for the MN Dept. of Health's Newborn Hearing Screening Program and the MN Dept. of Health's Newborn Screening Advisory Committee, representing parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She has also served as Co-Chair of the Center for Disease Control's Parent-to-Parent Committee, developing parent materials for national use. She has presented at national, state and local conferences and has also done international work in China.

She is passionate about parent-to-parent support, parent leadership, newborn screening, public health/health disparities, comprehensive information about all communication modalities including cued speech, and children who are deaf/hard of hearing “plus”.

 

Candace Lindow-Davies

 

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