The H&V Family Leadership in Language & Learning Center

"Hands & Voices Family Leadership:
Where love, language and learning thrive."


We are so excited to bring this amazing opportunity to families, professionals, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing adults who are all on a journey together…. wherever or however you are experiencing this community – we are here to support and partner with you!

Hands & Voices is honored and motivated to lead the Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3) Center and work in partnership with all the very dedicated family leaders, deaf and hard of hearing adult leaders, and EHDI systems of care professionals which includes but not limited to, state/territory EHDI Program Coordinators, National Center On Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) EHDI Program, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), and deaf-based organizations.

The goal of the FL3 Center is to increase family engagement and leadership, and strengthen family support in Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) systems of care in order to enable families to optimize the language, literacy, and social-emotional development of their children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The FL3 Center serves as a technical resource center for parents and caregivers of children who are D/HH including those from underrepresented populations, family leaders, family-based organizations, and EHDI program recipients and stakeholders. The work will focus on several key areas including, technical assistance, training and education, resource development, communication and dissemination, quality improvement methodology and evaluation, evidence-based best practices, policy initiatives, and national partnerships.

The Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3) Center is a funding award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This award provides continued funding for the period of April 1st, 2024 – March 31st, 2029.  

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