The University of Chicago is hosting a Family Social on Saturday, June 1st.
Please click on the following link for more information:
Attached are flyers for FREE exciting summer opportunities for children of all ages with hearing loss!
Registration has been extended, but space is limited! Register NOW!!
Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. is offering several youth summer programs for high school students. Please click on the following flyers for details:
The Gallaudet University Regional Center Spring 2013 e-newsletter is now available.
Please click on the following link to access the e-newsletter:
Aspire engages in a family-centered team approach collaborating for the growth and inclusion of people with disabilities. We pride ourselves on the Aspire Experience by offering customized individual support, resources and opportunities following these key principles:
Our comprehensive services and multi-disciplined team of dedicated therapists help infants and children with special needs and many different diagnoses. Our group clinics coupled with the array of family support and enrichment programs provides many opportunities for families. Attached, please find our April, 2013 programs. All groups are open to the public and are held at Aspire Children’s Services.
ISRC maintains a list of parents/family members who are willing to serve as a resource to other families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
If you would be willing to serve as a resource to other, parents/family members, please see the attached flyer:
ihear Internet Therapy and Early Intervention at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf has received grant funding to provide free ihear therapy to children who are deaf/hard of hearing, ages 0-3, for up to 14 sessions per child. ihear is an encrypted, HIPAA compliant, listening and spoken language based therapy program over the internet. They have conducted over 3,000 sessions since the program’s inception in 2009 and are currently licensed in 13 states. The ihear scholarship is available to families in Illinois who do not have access to services.
To learn more about the scholarship opportunity, go to http://ihearlearning.org/what-is-ihear/cost-and-funding/ihear-scholarships/ or call Cheryl Broekelmann at 636-532-2672.
Please see the attached flyer for more information:
Cheryl Broekelmann MA, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
Director of ihear Education and Early Intervention
Dear Deaf and hard of hearing community friends,
For some years now, advocates have been trying to pass a bill to improve private hearing aid insurance coverage. This year, we have GOOD NEWS! Senate Bill 38 and House Bill 1231 have been filed. These bills have the same language: private hearing aid insurance should cover up to $2500 per ear every three years for ALL AGES. Democratic Senator Silverstein filed SB 38 and Republican Representative Dan Brady filed HB 1231. Bipartisan effort! What is needed now is YOUR HELP to let legislators know they all need to support these two bills! We have to get BOTH passed. Here is a QUICK and EASY way to do this…
Access Living set up an easy action alert system so you can quickly email your Senator and Representative. First, go to: http://www.capwiz.com/accessliving/issues/alert/?alertid=62402516. Scroll to the middle. You will see a form where you fill out your contact info (so your letter goes to the right Senator and Representative). There is also a box where there is a letter to send. You can EDIT this to PERSONALIZE your letters. You don’t have to, but you can. When you are done filling it all out, just hit send. This takes 2 minutes.
Please, please, please do this easy action to let all Illinois state Senators and Representatives know that we still care about this issue and that we are not giving up! Hearing aids cost too much for many adults and children. We have to help! We are just at the beginning of the legislative season (ends in May) but we need lots of action early on to let them know THIS IS IMPORTANT. Will you help? Please tell your friends to send emails too!
Thank you so much.
Amber Smock (proud hearing aid user for 30 years!)
Director of Advocacy, Access Living
PS: Different people across the state are working on this…if you have questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moog Center for Deaf Education is undertaking a study to determine the effectiveness of tele-intervention for children with hearing loss from birth to age three. They are seeking children with hearing loss, whose families have chosen spoken language as the mode of communication for their child. Weekly services will be provided by the Moog Center staff to families of children who qualify at no cost to the family.
Please see the attached Press Release for more details and contact information.