SAVE THE DATE!!! 2nd Biennial IL Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side Silent Auction/Charity Dinner… April 22nd 2017…

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Visit our Auction Page for more information about sponsorship, volunteering at the event and current status of the event:

Fall Family Fun Day!

Come join us on

Saturday, October 1st


Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm!

fall family fun day flyer

RSVP no later than 9/24 to


call Jill Kelly at 847-651-4841 (voice or text)

Family Fun Day!

Come join us for Family Fun Day!

1 date, 2 locations!

Click below for more information…


FFD Flyer 2016- FINAL

Open until September 6th!! Survey Request from our Hands & Voices Headquarters …. Is your child 0 – 36 months old? Please take time to complete the survey…..

REMINDER….please share!


Hands & Voices is pleased to partner with the:  

National Early Childhood Assessment Project

(NECAP – “kneecap”)

Principal Investigator: Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator: Allison Sedey, Ph.D.


Dear Parents,

A warm hello from Hands & Voices! In partnership with the University of Colorado-Boulder, we are currently seeking parents of children who are deaf or hard or hearing to participate in a survey that will help us to understand your experiences with early intervention services.

If you are:

  • A primary caregiver of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • Your child is 0-36 months old

We invite you to participate!

  • Your story counts! Your experiences can help to bring guidance to those developing systems of care for our kids. 
  • This survey is completely confidential and no identifying information will be shared with your Early Intervention program.
  • It will only take you 10-15 minutes to complete
  • At the end of the survey, you may enter a drawing for a $100 Target gift card

Thank you.  As a parent-driven organization, we know how busy your lives are, so even ten minutes of your time is precious – so thank you in advance!

Janet DesGeorges, Executive Director

Hands & Voices Headquarters


Click here to take the survey:

Questions about this survey, contact:

Janet DesGeorges

Parent Transition Survey…

If your child is between the ages of 14 1/2 – 22 years old, please click on the following flyer to learn more about a research project that focuses on parent and teacher perspectives of the transition to employment for individuals with disabilities.  The study is being conducted by a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Parent Transition Study Flyer

Your WINTER 2016 edition of the IL E.A.R.S. Newsletter is here…..

For English Newsetter Click Here

para el español boletín haga clic aquí


Hot off the Press!! The Fall Illinois E.A.R.S. Newsletter…..

The Fall 2015 edition of the IL EARS newsletter is available for download now…

For English CLICK HERE

para español CLICK aquí


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