Hands & Voices Conference for Parents & Service Providers

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Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children can attend this all-day conference for FREE, and lunch will be provided. Service providers will need to pay a registration fee of $85 (includes lunch).

The New Hampshire Provisional Chapter of Hands & Voices, Northeast Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education Initiative and the New Hampshire Department of Education would like to invite you to “Navigating Through the Education System: Considerations for Parents and Professionals of Children who are Deaf & Hard of Hearing.”  Featured speakers for the conference include Tawny Holmes, Esquire and Dr. Cheryl DeConde Johnson.  Ms. Holmes is the Education Policy Counsel at the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) and Dr. DeConde Johnson is the Principal of The ADEvantage, a consulting service focusing on Deaf Education and school-based audiology services.

The conference will be parent-focused, although service providers are encouraged to attend, and will include topics about navigating the educational process for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. In addition, there will be information about how services change as children’s needs evolve over time and tools for parents and families to assist and guide their decision-making.


8:30-8:50am Check in

8:50am Welcoming Remarks

9-10:30am Keys To Ensuring Your Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child’s Future (Tawny Holmes, Esquire)

10:30-10:45am Mid-morning Break

10:45-11:30am Panel: Parent Experiences Navigating the Education System

11:30-12:15pm Lunch

12:15-1:45pm From Triggers to Solutions: Challenges and Treasures of Parenting a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child (Dr. Cheryl DeConde Johnson)

1:45-2:00pm Mid-afternoon Break

2:00-3:30pm Professional/Parent Breakout Sessions

3:30-3:45pm Wrap Up

Download the agenda.


Registration is required. Please fill out the form below to register. After submitting your registration, you will receive an email with conference and payment details. Please check your spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox.

Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children can attend this all-day conference for FREE, and lunch will be provided.

Registration for educators and service providers is $85 (lunch included) and payment can be made by mailing a check prior to the workshop or by calling our office to pay via debit or credit card. There is a 3% service charge if you choose to use your debit/credit card.

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