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Hands & Voices  
Delaware Families for Hands & Voices
February Newsletter


Warm Up Your Thoughts!

tentI have been known to complain loudly about stores setting out holiday and seasonal items earlier and earlier every year. Just last week I was searching hopelessly all over Newark for kid sized winter gloves after searching hopelessly all over my house. This week I find myself on the other side of that fence, because while stores are inundated with chocolate bunnies, I am one upping them by shopping for summer camp. There are many great options available for summer camp, and they are registering campers right now. Whatever your kid is into, there is a camp for that. I found day camps and overnight camps, traditional nature themed camps, but also camps for music, art, theater, science, engineering, and every sport I could think of. Many even offer reduced rates or scholarships for kids that would not otherwise be able to afford their programs. Here is a round-up of the usual suspects and also some you might not know about. I am sure this list is not complete by a long shot, so if you know a great one I missed, send it to me and I will publish it next month!  This list will also be available on our website.



Puppet Show Flyer web copy

ASL and English Bilingual E-Books and Apps for iPods, iPads, and iPhones

ipad 3Great resource for parents!  This site provides a list of E-Books and Apps that read stories in both English and ASL:

The Communicator, Hands & Voices News Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You!

paper airplaneIf you would like to start receiving the Hands & Voices quarterly newspaper at your office or home, please send us your mailing address.  The Communicator is a great resource for Hands & Voices national and international news.  It is full of articles written by and for families, and an all around good read.

Great Coffee for a Great Cause

The Good Java Company
The Good Java Company in Lancaster, PA sells USDA Certified Organic Fair Trade Coffee.  It is a great product, and one you can feel good about.  


Delaware Families for Hands & Voices will receive $0.50 per 8 ounce bag our friends purchase.  In order for us to receive the donation, you must enter “Hands and Voices” in the sales code box at checkout.  


Thank you!

In This Issue:
  • Upcoming Events
  • Summer Camp
  • Beale Street Puppet Show
  • ASL/English Apps for iStuff
  • The Communicator
  • Buy some great coffee

Our next chapter meeting will be March 26 at 6PM at TLK Academy in Peoples Plaza, Glasgow.  Child care can be provided on request

March 2, 9:30 - 11:30 am, CHOP Conference, CHOP Supporting Success: Monitoring Educational Progress Wood Center, Rooms B & C. 
March 9, 9:30 - 11:30 am, CHOP Conference, Understanding Your Child’s Hearing Loss, Abramson Building. 
For these conferences continental breakfast will be served, but no childcare will be provided. For more information or to RSVP please email Jaime Ramanauskas, Family Resource Coordinator at

March 9 and 23, 1pm Hands & Voices will host Beale Street Puppets for 2 shows.  These events will be free for families with deaf or hard of hearing children.

March 12, 5:30-7:30pm, Winter Family Learning Series: Learning Through Play, dinner and child care provided, ASL/Spanish Interpreters upon request, 630 E Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark. For more info contact Tara Kelly at or (302)397-7752

March 14, 5:30-7:30 Family Workshop: Choosing a Kindergarten Placement for Your Deaf / Hard of Hearing Child, sponsored by FACES, Dinner and childcare will be provided

March 14, 7:30pm, Deaf Jam, a film by Judy Lieff, at The Patterson in Baltimore, sponsored by ASCD

March 16, 9am - 12pm, running 6 weeks, DEAFinitions & Interpreting community ASL classes. Contact their office for more information or to register.

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