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    "Who are we? We are parents of ASL signers, cued speech users.... parents of kids with cochlear implants or total communicators... we are people who have common interests connected through the community of deafness. Hands & Voices is a safe place to explore options, get unemotional support (although we can be emotional about it!), learn from one another and share what we have in common. We value diversity and honor the role of parents and family as the single greatest factor in raising a WASK, (our favorite acronym: W ell- A djusted S uccessful K id)

    Boise School District Educational Audiology by Elena Stamm, AuD.

    Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

    Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EDHI) has state programs across the nation. Idaho's is the Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Their mission is to create an environment in which Idahoans of all ages, who are deaf or hard of hearing, have an equal opportunity to participate as active, responsible, productive, and independent citizens of Idaho.

    CDC Hearing Loss Information

    Basics, Treatments, Research and Tracking, Free Materials, Screening and Diagnosis, Data and Statistics and Articles all from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Our Mission: To create an environment in which Idahoans of all ages, who are deaf or hard of hearing, have an equal opportunity to participate as active, responsible, productive, and independent citizens of Idaho

    Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind

    The Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind is a center of educational expertise for all youth, birth to 21 years with hearing or vision loss children, their families, and local education providers.

    Idaho Parents Unlimited

    Founded in 1985, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability. 

    National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management Utah State University: NCHAM

    NCHAM serves as the National Technical Resource Center for the implementation and improvement of comprehensive and effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems. As a multidisciplinary Center, our goal is to ensure that all infants and toddlers with hearing loss are identified as early as possible and provided with timely and appropriate audiological, educational, and medical intervention. 

    Resources in Spanish and English from NCHAM

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