NOTE: California Hands & Voices has posted links from other organizations that we feel might be of interest to our constituency. These links may not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of Hands & Voices and we rely on our membership to deem what is of value to their own interests.
The Advocacy/Law section takes a deeper look at how to get what a child needs including the laws that support the rights to education. IFSP/IEP, Parent trainings, and other resources that will help you through the journey of a raising a Deaf and Hard of Hearing child.
In this section you will find resources for families raising children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing with additional disabilities or have been identified with a syndrome. If you are looking for specific information that is not listed, please contact us and we will do our best to find a resource for you.
In this section you will find resources related to Education and the Educational Placements within California. There are many options within California, including Public School and Non-Pubic School options. You can find additional resources on the Hands & Voices website: Handsandvoices.org
In addition to Early Start and Parent Links, there are also IDEA Funded Parent Centers and the Department of Social Services Deaf Agencies in California that might be helpful to you and your family.
The Transition Process to Post-Secondary Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students starts in High School.
In this section you will find information on the transition process and other resources specifically for High School students.
Observe, Understand & Respond: the O.U.R. Children's Safety Project.
We don't like to think about it, but our kids who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are at a higher risk for both abuse and neglect. Like any children, they are at risk. As children who might not always be able to communicate easily and fluently, or understand the nuances of conversation with neighbors, caregivers, or strangers, they are at an even higher risk of being victims of someone, somewhere... If we can stop that cycle with even one child, one family... our efforts are more than worthwhile.
In this section you will find resources that we feel might be of interest to our constituency on a variety of wide issues.
In this section you will find links for: Hearing devices, Video Relay Services, Captioning, Possible funding and Insurance for Hearing devices.