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DELAWARE FAMILIES FOR
HANDS & VOICES
"What works for your child is
what makes the choice right"

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In this issue:
Hearing Friendly Family Holidays
KidPower: Holiday Power
Meeting Call-in Info
Upcoming Events
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Hearing Friendly Family Holidays

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According to HealthyHearing.com, a whopping 50% of families will have a family member at their holiday dinner table with hearing loss this year. In my family, there are 3 admittedly hard of hearing members for a total of 6 hearing aids at that happy table above. So how do you make sure to include the entire family in the conversation?  Set the Stage, Reduce the Volume, and Clear the Sightlines. Check out their full article for details. Bonus points to any reader replying to this email with an outraged tirade on all the problems with the dinner arrangement in the picture!
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KidPower: Holiday Power

Christmas 2011 PrestonOur friends at KidPower have some great tips for keeping holidays safe and happy, too. Irene van der Zande writes her thoughts on keeping safety during the holidays in Holiday Power: Take Charge of Emotional Safety During the Holidays.


Chapter Meetings are now available by by WebEx Meetings or Phone!

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If you would like to meet online or by phone, reply to this email for instructions.
Our meetings are a great place to come meet other parents with deaf and hard of hearing children.  All of our meetings are open to the public.  If you have any trouble accessing the conference line, call or text Angie at 302-383-9890 for assistance.


What is Hands & Voices all about?

We are a nationwide 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. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.


SHOW US YOUR HANDS & VOICES!

108 2We would love to print your stories, pictures, resources, and upcoming events! To submit an article for our newsletter, you can reply to this email with it or email it to Angie at PrestonandAngie@yahoo.com. Looking forward to your contributions!  

UPCOMING EVENTS

November

Chapter meeting November 25, 6PM

at TLK in Peoples

Plaza in Glasgow


Giving Tuesday, December 2. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Hands & Voices will be posting Unselfies to help raise awareness and support for our organization. For more information you can catch up with our headquarters on their Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/handsandvoices.


There will be no chapter meeting in December.

www.DelawareHandsandVoices.org
Call or Text (302)383-9890
PrestonandAngie@yahoo.com



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