There will be catering from Texas Roadhouse.  Tickets are $15 and the event is limited to 100 people. Deadline to buy tickets is September 30. 



A Conference for H&V Chapter Leaders, H&V GBYS and ASTra Programs, Family Based Organizations, Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and the Professionals Who Work with Us

Exciting Leadership Topics!
• Building Cultural Resiliency in a Diverse Community
• Developing Parent Leaders: Where do Professionals Fit in?
• Influence vs Authority: Expanding your Influence to Create Giants of Others
• And more: Leading with joy, homeschooling, mental health, non-profit management, balancing life and leadership…

The Hands & Voices Leadership Conference brings together family leaders from all over the world to develop skills, to receive training on providing leadership to others and to impact local systems. It is the only conference of its kind devoted exclusively to teach family members with children who are deaf or hard of hearing to be effective agents of change.

This conference is an excellent time to network and learn. Please help us build our audience by extending an invitation to a favorite teacher, your EHDI Coordinator, an important school administrator or families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you are not involved in specific activities for Hands & Voices, this is still a fantastic conference containing up-to-date information, fascinating conversations, and exploration of content in a new and exciting way.  Please join us!

The H&V Leadership Conference Registration
$395 - Full general conference
$275 - Saturday Only
$275 - Student - full general conference
- Early Bird Ends August 16th, 2021 -
Registration prices increase by $50.00 on August 17th, 2027

*Housing is not included in price.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be made to those registrants who cancel, less a $75 processing fee. Written cancellation requests must be received on or before August 16, 2020. No refunds will be made after August 16th, 2020. Substitutions are welcome at no charge. Please EMAIL cancellations to

Please note:  We are closely monitoring the CO-VID 19 Pandemic. As of now, we are planning to have an in-person conference.  We are following state and federal guidelines and recommendations. The safety of our staff, attendees, and conference center employees will be our number one priority. In the event we must cancel an in-person conference due to mandatory state and or federal guidelines the following refund policy will be implemented: Full refund of conference registration fees less a .05 percent processing fee will be implemented. Hands & Voices will only refund the cost of registration. No other travel costs will be refunded by Hands & Voices.

The Leadership Conference runs Friday through Sunday, September 17-19, 2021.
General Registration includes:

Friday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(Includes light meal and opening session/activities)

Saturday 7:00 – 4:30 pm sessions
(Includes breakfast.  Lunch available to purchase on-site)

Sunday 7:30 – 12:30 pm sessions
(Includes breakfast)

Click Here to Register

Hotel Information--

Special Room Rate Available until August 17th—$139.00 per night

Book your group rate for Hands and Voices Sept 2021

For more conference information please visit the website - link provided below


This event will be on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 10 am to 11:30 (Central Time) 11 am to 12:30 pm (Eastern Time).

For Tennessee residents only.

Sandria Graham will presented in ASL on ZOOM. She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University.

Need to register ----->  Program Registration Form
You will be sent a Zoom link after you register for the program.

•Making healthy eating part of a total lifestyle
•Plant-based vs. Meat-eaters
•Understanding food labels
•Planning nutritious meals
•Increasing physical activity


This event will happen twice on Wednesday, April 13th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central Standard Time and Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 10 am to 11:30 (CST).

Sandria Graham will presented in ASL on ZOOM. She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University.

Need to register on -----> ZOOM 

Meeting ID: 778 574 1941
Passcode: LSDHH
•Making healthy eating part of a total lifestyle
•Plant-based vs. Meat-eaters
•Understanding food labels
•Planning nutritious meals
•Increasing physical activity


Presenter: Kali Markle, AuD, CCC-A

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the degree and type of hearing loss.

2. Interpret audiogram results.

3. Use an audiogram results to plan intervention.

Parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing who are pursuing the listening and spoken language approach and professionals that serve them are invited to join us for this discussion.

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings:

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.

Presenter: Kali Markle, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Kali Markle is a Clinical Associate Professor of Audiology and a Pediatric Audiologist at Utah State University. A majority of her time is spent in the clinic supervising graduate students and seeing patients; however, she also teaches graduate academic courses. Dr. Markle provides diagnostic evaluations on children birth to 21 years of age, fits hearing aids, bone conduction devices, FM systems and works with cochlear implants. She oversees the newborn hearing screening programs at two hospitals and helps fit and maintain FM systems at some of the charter schools in Cache Valley. Dr. Markle is a California native who is enjoying more time spent outdoors with her rescue husky, Logan.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register here

Download the adobeconnect app.

· Live captioning will also be provided

 · Questions about this webinar: contact Nicole Jacobson

· Technical assistance during the webinar: contact Daniel Ladner


A workshop for parents, family and caretakers of children identified with hearing loss.


Taught by audiologists, physicians, speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf, and a special parent panel.

• Hearing loss in children
• Language development in children with hearing loss
• Emotional needs of family and children when someone has a hearing loss
• How to teach others, like daycare providers, about your child’s hearing loss

To register, email Kate Carney at with the names of the attendees (including children) and the ages of any children who will need child care

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Medical Center East, South Tower
Room 8380
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37232

Childcare provided in the Mama Lere Hearing School in the same building


ASL presenter, Sandria Graham will talk about Heart Disease and how to prevent it by eating healthy.

Where: ZOOM video conference

When: January 29, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm central time

Cost: FREE!

To register, contact thru Brenda's email:



In recognition of the achievements of people who are deaf-blind, we are celebrating Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week during the last week of June.

Sometimes when you least expect it, you experience an interaction that can change your life forever. We want to inspire people to look for those moments and consciously create mutually awe-inspiring connections inclusive of members of the deaf-blind community. HKNC and its partners are engaging with people who are deaf-blind and making real connections. We all have the power to connect and create relationships that transcend any of our differences and bring enrichment to our lives and to our community.


Learn about the latest in Distance Communication:
This event will demonstrate the latest in technology and software for the diverse Deaf-Blind Community. Learn how to obtain free equipment and training through the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. Anyone with a combined hearing and vision loss can qualify! Our community is growing! Come learn more!!

RSVP or for more information contact the SE Regional Rep: Marilyn Trader, 919-438-3106 or TRA Monique Brazelton


TIME: 8-9:30 PM (Eastern); 7-8:30 pm (Central)

TEACHER:  Dr. Richard Jeffries

Have you ever wondered how you can support your child's reading skills at home? In this online webinar with Dr. Richard Jeffries, the Director of the Outreach Programs at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, you'll learn simple strategies that you can use to build your child's confidence and foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

COST: $20*