Need Family-to-Family Support?

Whether your child was just identified with a hearing loss, or you are just going through the testing, or you are a seasoned parent just looking for support & information to help your child thrive, welcome!

The Family Leadership in Language and Learning Project of Hands & Voices is here to support your journey.  We want to connect you with direct family-to-family support in your area.  Please see listing below for the family leader or family based organization in your state/territory.

For Family to Family Support Programs/Resources in your state or Territories, explore:

A listing of state/territory level family-based organizations and family leaders partnering with their EHDI Program


Below are some resources that may support your journey:


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8 Reasons to say YES to Early Intervention for your Child who is Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Maximizing Your Child’s Visual Access
Tips to Create a Visually Rich World for Your Child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Cómo maximizar el cceso visual de su hijo - Spanish Version

A Parent’s guide to the JCIH Supplement.  This Parent’s Guide was developed by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Parent to Parent Committee, which is made up of parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as a diverse group of professionals who support families in EI and beyond.
  Resources below are on the CDC website
CDC – Decision Guide to Communication Choices
CDC – Making a Plan for Your Child

Explore the other sections of this FL3 website section for resources on Language, Literacy, and Social Emotional growth of your child.