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Following through when your baby doesn't pass the newborn hearing screening:

"​If you or your child/student talk or sign...if you talk and sign, or cue, or care, we need you. If you are directly, indirectly, or potentially involved with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, we need you. We need to be united by our hands and our voices. 


We are parents, professionals, adult mentors, consumers, and others who are in so many ways connected to a cause and to each other through the community of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We are card-carrying members of the National Association of the Deaf, the Alexander Graham Bell Society, the American Society for Deaf Children, and Auditory Verbal International. 


We are Hands & Voices." 


                                      ~ By Leeanne Seaver

Resource Guide

     This Resource Guide is for you. Whether you're a parent who has just discovered your child has a hearing loss, or you're a teacher, a school administrator, an audiologist, or someone else related to the community of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, this booklet is for you.


     We encourage you to join Louisiana Hands & Voices, a non-profit, non-biased support system for families and professionals. You're not alone, and we can help.


IEP questions?


      Check out ~ Hands & Voices' Pop Up IEP 



Louisiana Hands & Voices is a state chapter of the nationwide organization, Hands & Voices, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them.


We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. We believe that what works for your child is what makes the choice right.


Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families who communicate orally, with American Sign Language, cued speech, or with a combination of communication methods.


Upcoming events


 10/15/15    NHS Advisory Council

                     Baton Rouge


 12/07/15    Ochsner CI Celebration

                     New Orleans


 01/21/15    NHS Advisory Council

                     Baton Rouge


 03/06/16    3rd Annual Rock'n'Bowl,

                     Fundraiser, New Orleans 

More resources

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