As you move through your journey of raising a child who is Deaf/Hard of Hearing and discover what language and communication options work for your child, there are many wonderful resources and information available. Each family will make decisions based on the unique needs of their own child. We believe getting input from many perspectives is essential for informed decision making.

Informed Decision Making: Exploring Communication and Language

We have chosen to share some resources created by the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf. They created a project called Exploration of Language and Communication Opportunities (ELCO) that is relevant to you, regardless of where you live!

May the Hands & Voices motto guide and encourage you, “What works for your child is what makes the choice right.” tm

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 5UJ1MC30748-07-00 for Family Leadership In Language And Learning for $1,800,00.00 This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.