Parent Programs


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.


Free Opportunity
Statewide 0-5 Parent Outreach – Serving Families and Children (0-5) Identified with Hearing Concerns
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Unilateral, Mild, Deaf-Blind, Auditory Neuropathy, etc.

Come have fun at the Mt. Juliet Library for story time!

Join other families and their young children for a story with manipulatives, visual supports, participate in finger play songs, and enjoy movement activities while focusing on letters and numbers.


Join us in the music city to learn how to maximize your hearing potential, to celebrate the rich sounds of music and to connect with other Cochlear Family members.

Cochlear Celebration 2019 is especially designed for new Cochlear Family members learning to hear their personal best and meet others with similar experiences.

  • Tips and strategies are offered by Cochlear experts to help you appreciate music with a Cochlear device.
  • Educational sessions led by experts to explain techniques to optimize your Cochlear technology.
  • Every meeting encourages interaction between Cochlear Family members with personal stories to share.
  • Enjoy a private party filled with entertainment and camaraderie with your Cochlear Family members.
  • The Information EXPO offers hands-on tips to maximize your hearing performance.
  • Lively childcare and teen programs are sure to cure homesickness (pre-registration required).

Register here


"There is a Superhero in All of US. We Just Need the Courage to Put on the Cape" - Superman  Join us for a life-changing weekend with renowned transformation coach, speaker and the bestselling author of "Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness," Angela Howell! Angela continually seeks new insight and personal growth; and will facilitate just that with us. A Journey into heART. Don't miss out! This will be a wonderful event!

Register before March 15th for the Early Bird Special:
TN Hands & Voices Members - $25
Non-members - $35

Register after March 15th:
TN Hands & Voices Members - $35
Non-members - $45

Last day to register is March 30, 2019

To register: visit our Tennessee Hands & Voices Facebook page.

Event T-Shirts:  $10



Designed for families to learn ASL with their very young child (birth-to-five years old). The purpose is to practice ASL in their daily routines at home with their very young children.

This is an online class. Particpants will need a computer or smart phone, access to highspeed internet, and ability to use media players on their computer or home device. Some families may access everything they need at their local library.

The classes are FREE for families with young children who are deaf / hard of hearing.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 10:00 - 12:30 - The first class is held at a location best for the participants. The first class meets for about three hours and includes childcare and a meal.

TUESDAYS: FEBRUARY 12, 19, 26  MARCH 12, 19

Tuesday classtimes will be decided by the participants. Classes are held online. Each class is one hour.
The next 5 classes are one hour once a week at your home. Each class meets online using ZOOM a free teleconferencing app.

You will meet a variety of other parents and adults who are deaf / hard of hearing online. An Interpreter for the Deaf is available as needed.



No charge

Celebrate Valentines Weekend! Everyone in your family gets something!


Parents get away for a couple of hours without the kids.

The kids will have a GREAT time with friends, planned activities, and adult supervision.


Bridges for the Deaf and hard of Hearing, Nashville


Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019  

Drop-off between 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Pick-up between 7:30 - 8:00 PM

Registration is Required:


Jointly sponsored by: TN Schools for the Deaf State Outreach Programs and TSDN, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, TN Hands & Voices, The Deaf Church – a Brentwood Baptist Campus, TN Relay System, Sign Club Co., Family Voices of TN PEARS



Free to all families and their children

Families with children identified who are hearing impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or have hearing concerns - all ages are welcome!

Family Story Time
“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats

follow-up story, songs, finger plays, and a craft.
Interpreter for the story is available 


Saturday, Jan. 26, from 2:00 - 3:00


Clarksville-Montgomery County Childrens Library

2:00 - 3:00 Children's Story Theatre

3:00 - 4:00 OPTIONAL - Get together after the story:  conversation, play, and cookies.


Sponsored by: Clarksville Montgomery County Library, 0-5 Parent Outreach, TN H&V, FV of TN PEARS, Progressive Directions, Foundations, TEIS


TRI-CITIES!: READY, SET, LEARN! is coming your way!

Sponsored by: 0-5 Parent Outreach with the Comprehensive Educational Resource Center located at the Tennessee School for the Deaf is coming to your area!

We are bringing our next Literacy Workshop (Ready, Set, Learn!) for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages 0-5, identified with any hearing concerns to the TRI-CITIES AREA.

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers will learn strategies for reading with their child using different communication options, understand the importance of language development/communication with their child, meet other families, and meet with teachers of the deaf.

The workshop is free! Child care and refreshments are provided as well.

Each family will receive a box with 5 books, toys, and materials to take home!

The flyer is attached.

Please RSVP at

*Space is limited!*

Please contact Alisa Weeks with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!





• Education Plans - IEPs and 504 Plans
• Educational services and accommodations
• How to advocate for your child

Childcare provided in the same building, for children over the age of 2 years.

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.

In the case of inclement weather, you will be contacted by email about a change of date for the conference.


Rochester Institute of Technology is pleased to offer free workshops to parents of 7th-10th grade deaf and hard of hearing students in the Tennessee area. These workshops will provide helpful step-by-step planning tips students can follow through middle school and high school to successfully prepare them for college.

Representatives from RID will cover these topics:

  • Identifying the right high school curriculum for college-bound students
  • Meeting the English literacy requirements for college admissions
  • Starting the college search process
  • Financing a college education
  • Preparing for standardized admissions testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT)
  • How your child can qualify for TIT/NTID's summer programs at no cost

For more information and to register, visit