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"What works for your child is
what makes the choice right"

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In this issue:
Kidpower Workshops
Fall Picnic
Meeting Call-in Info
Upcoming Events

Last Chance to Register for a free KidPower Workshop!  

Kidpower Workshops
Workshops are only a few hours long.  You and your child will learn how to be in charge of your own safety.  Let a KidPower instructor help you practice some new strategies and talk over some important topics. KidPower is positive and empowering and a great way to approach a difficult but necessary topic.

Registration will close this Friday, August 1.

These workshops are provided free of charge for families with deaf and hard of hearing children and the professionals who work with them by Delaware Families for Hands & Voices. Credit hours are available for teachers and professionals attending the Friday workshops, and all attendees will receive a free set of the Kidpower books used for their workshop. Workshops will be held at Delaware Statewide Programs for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind, 630 E. Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, DE 19713. We will provide free child care and interpreters for participants requesting them on their registration forms. Due to the nature of these workshops we must limit class size, so participation is by registration only. Thank you!

Sign up at:

Hands & Voices Fall Picnic

fall picnic 2We are working on a picnic for our fall social event this year.  Help us select a date that will work for you!  Take our Doodle Poll to pick the days and times that work best.  

Doodle is quick and easy, and you do not need to sign up for an account.

Teleconference Option now available for Chapter Meetings!

phone copyJust call the conference dial-in number, and then follow instructions to enter the participant access code.

Here are the numbers you will need:
Conference dial-in number: (712) 432-0075 
Participant access code: 625247 

If you have any trouble accessing the conference line, call 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.


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 Looking forward to your contributions!  



There will be no chapter meeting in August.  Happy Back-to-School, and see you all in September!

August 8-10, KidPower workshops presented by Delaware Families for Hands & Voices!  

August 9, 1-6pm, White Clay Creek State Park Pavillion, Treacher Collins Picnic, a day for folks with Treacher Collins Syndrome and their family/friends to connect and have fun.

This event is also open to those affected by hearing loss and other craniofacial syndromes. Please bring some food to share (water, soda, and juice will be provided). Join us for a fun day to share our common experiences and learn from one another. Games and activities for the kids.  This event is FREE (donations will be accepted with thanks!).

Parking $3 in-state vehicles/$6 out of state vehicles. There is no rain date – think ‘Sunshine!!’

For more information contact: Gretchen Emery at or 302-598-7351

August 23, Karen Putz will be speaking at Delaware School for the Deaf. This event is open to the public. Karen sits on the board for Hands & Voices and is the founder and board member of Illinois Hands & Voices.


Chapter meeting October 28, 6PM at TLK in Peoples Plaza in Glasgow

Thursday, October 2, Nemours A. I. duPont Hospital for Children Audiology Department 3rd Annual Collaboration Conference for professionals serving children with hearing disorders. This year’s conference focus will be: “Early Identification and Intervention—Best practices for children with hearing disorders.”  

Registration is required for all attendees and is available through  

Register for our free August Kidpower Workshops today!
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