Parent Programs


The first Monday of each month babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, are invited to come sing, dance, read, and sign! Babies and caregivers will learn how to use sign language to increase communication and early literacy skills. A “Special Edition” Story time will be presented at 9:30 am for babies and toddlers with disabilities and their caregivers followed by a story time at 10:30 am for all caregivers and babies.  Space is limited to 15 families for each program.

The program will take place in "The Commons" - on the 3rd floor of the library.


Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Picnic!!! Sponsored by Tennessee Hands & Voices & Guide by Your Side.

Sunday May 13th at 2:00 p.m. til sunset -- Shelby Farms Pavilion #2 (Pine Lake Drive - has four picnic tables and a grill. Close to the restrooms, the Woodland Discovery Playground, and Pine Lake)

Hot dogs, drinks and chips will be provided.

Join us and connect with other parents.



Our focus this year is on Critical Issues in Deaf Education: Transitions from secondary to post-secondary settings. Presentations include information from state agencies providing services and support for students who are deaf or hard of hearing as they transition into college or career settings.  Topics such as Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy will be included as well as where to locate and how to secure Interpreters, Transcription or Cart services, Vocational Rehabilitation and much more.


Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, South Central Tennessee Regional Council on Children & Youth, Maury County Public Health Department would like to invite you to our Community Education Series training about Early Childhood Support Services!What: The following organizations will share important information about the services they provide to assist children with disabilities and their families:


Who is invited:  Families of deaf and hard of hearing children, deaf and hard of hearing adults and the professionals who serve them.

If it is raining in Knoxville at 10 am, please meet at TSD playroom.
(Check JN Facebook page for updates.    TSD Play Room (1st Floor of TEIS Building)  2725 Island Home Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37920)


Jump Up and Join the Fun with Tennessee Hands & Voices at Leaping Lizards!

Who is Invited?  Families of deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing children, deaf adults, and the professionals who serve them.

What will happen?  We will be bouncing on the inflatables, socializing, and having fun!

Location Note:  Behind East Tennessee Cheer and Gymnastics

Price:  $8 per child

To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact Susan Hiscutt or Kodi Ogle (contact info above)


Behavior at Home and at School

Speaker: Denise Yeargin, School Guidance Counselor (Pennington Elementary School)


  • Tour of the Bridges facility
  • Pizza for lunch and snacks
  • Children's activities
  • Meet other families

Tennessee Hands & Voices Mission:



The 2015 SSCHL Conference will be held October 16-17, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This is a full-day Friday, half-day Saturday event. Plan now to attend. See the attachment for the conference schedule!

Intended participants: Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing,  Speech Language Pathologists, Listening and Spoken Language Specialists, Educational Audiologists. Parents and university students are welcome too!

All day Friday, until noon Saturday with registration for each day singly or both days.


Tennessee Hands & Voices will be hosting the first in a series of Parent Educational Advocacy Workshops.
The topic is Document Management for IEPs.

Saturday February 28th  10am-12pm
Methodist/LeBonhuer Germantown
7691 Poplar Ave. Room 2086
Child care and activities available.
Interpreter provided.

Free for TN H&V members. $5 for non-members

Please see attached flyer for more details.


Please join us for our next conference call!  
The conference call is open to anyone interested in learning more about TN Hands and Voices. 

If you need CART or any other services, please contact 1 week in advance.

 4:30 pm CST  (5:30 pm EST)
Conference Call Line:  1-515-606-5187  access code: 993370