Parent Support/Advocacy

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Family Voices of TN PEARS
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
United States

Family Voices of TN PEARS is a statewide program that directly supports families and their children who are D/deaf or hard of hearing by connecting them with a Parent Guide and providing the opportunity to connect with a D/deaf or Hard of Hearing Guide.  FVTN PEARS provides individualized information, resources, & support from parents who have lived experience raising a child who is D/deaf or hard of hearing.  FVTN PEARS is contracted by the TN Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening Program to provide family support to families who have newly diagnosed children who are D/deaf or

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The Deaf Camp
7777 Concord Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
United States

The Deaf Camp is a 7-week day camp for Deaf and hard of hearing children, their siblings, and children with Deaf parents. This immersive camp experience provides full language access and empowers students, regardless of their hearing ability, to improve their communication skills through learning ASL, problem solving, and team building, all while having fun!

For more information on enrollment or employment opportunity, please visit our website thedeafcamp.com

Contact thedeafcamp@brentwoodbaptist.com with any questions

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Online
United States

The Tennessee School for the Deaf offers online conversational sign language classes only to families with deaf or hard of hearing children 0- 5 years of age. The time of the classes are determined by the participants. Classes are offered using ZOOM (online video software) for weekly classes. Deaf adults are integral to the class. 0-5 Parent Outreach Educational Consultants facilitate the class.

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225 Highway 45 West
Humboldt, TN 38343
United States

TEIS, Office of Early Childhood Services, Tennessee Department of Education, is a statewide home-based program for families of infants and toddlers from birth to age 3 with hearing loss, vision loss, or developmental delays. TEIS works in partnership with families to provide the knowledge, skills, and support to encourage the growth and development of their young child with special needs. Services are provided on an individual basis. Information from the child’s doctor as well as the results of a developmental test will determine if a child meets the eligibility criteria in Tennessee.

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Brainerd United Methodist Church
4315 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411
United States

Marty's Center is a specialized and intensive language-based program that provides services to children with hearing-impairments and speech/language impairments in a comprehensive inclusive program with typically developing children. The center utilizes the Auditory-Verbal, Auditory-Oral, and Total Communication approach based on the child's individualized needs.

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TN Hands & Voices
PO Box 122
Trenton, TN 38382
United States

We provide parent to parent support for families of deaf and hard of hearing children across the state of Tennessee without a bias around communication modes or methodology. We are dedicated to providing families with resources, networks and information they need to make the right choices to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities, parent / professional collaboration and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling deaf and hard of hearing children to reach their highest potential.

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4495 Leatherwood Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
United States

E-newsletters - provides information for Deaf and Hard of Hearing community events in the greater Memphis area. We have weekly social events (check our Facebook for further information); and weekly sign language classes at DeafConnect.

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1922 Exeter Rd.
Suite 105
Germantown, TN 38138
United States

They offer services for families with deaf or hard of hearing children, adults losing their hearing, hearing teens, adults and professionals wanting/needing to learn sign, home-school high school students looking for foreign language credit, children in grades 5-8, and organizations wanting deaf awareness training. Basic American Sign Language instruction and mentoring services offered to those who are living with hearing loss. Presentations, workshops, staff training, group, in-home, and private classes available.

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P.O. Box 2035
Chattanooga, TN 37409-0035
United States

We provide Nationally Certified American Sign Language Interpreters (both on-site and by way of VRI), as well as remote CART. We have two Certified Mental Health Interpreters.

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Youth Opportunity Center
1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

Services for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) is a program of STARS designed to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals from kindergarten through early adulthood.

These students are naturally at a higher risk for drug and alcohol misuse because of their increased difficulties with communication, isolation, depression, learning and family connections.

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