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All branch libraries will close early, at 3 PM, on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26.
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FL3: Focusing on Early Accessible Language

Sunday, March 10, 2019 to Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Hands & Voices Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3)'s goal is to ensure that EHDI programs, supported by federal funding in the United States, use research-based concepts known to support families, parents, and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing infants, toddlers, and young children identified through newborn hearing screening. We want what you want: for "our children" to reach optimal language, literacy, and social-emotional development.


     Participate from the comfort of your home at your own pace and on your own schedule.

  • View 3 learning videos any time between March 10-13, 2019
  • Meet and interact online with other family members who also have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • Join a live Q&A session with presenters and family members on March 13 at 6:30 PM (ET)/5:30 PM (CT)/4:30 PM (MT)/3:30 PM (PT)


  • Early language acquisition experts from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a national center that provides resources to families and professionals to support raising a deaf or hard of hearing child
  • Experienced parent leaders from the family-based organization Hands & Voices in conjunction with FL3
  • Linguistic and language experts from Gallaudet University, the only liberal arts university in the world specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students


  • Considerations for accessing and acquiring spoken English
  • How American Sign Language can provide visual access to a full language that can benefit all babies regardless of their hearing ability
  • What language access means for your child and family

Click Here to Register

The Clerc Center, in a partnership effort with Hands & Voices, is hosting this FL3 online learning community event.