Want to win 2 free tickets to our upcoming Silent Auction and Charity Dinner???  

($150.00 value)

It’s easy… Just submit a story of how IL Hands & Voices and/or Guide By Your Side has impacted your life.  Include the name of the individual in our organization but please do not use your last name or your child’s last name, first names only.

We will gather all submission entries and then people will have the chance to vote on the story with the most impact.  Keep it short but bring on the impact we’ve had on your family!!

Submission deadline March 30th

Winner announced April 10th

Our Biennial Silent Auction/Charity Dinner is a GREAT NIGHT! Don’t miss out!! Register today…..


The IL Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side

2nd Biennial Silent Auction

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Lisle, Illinois

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This Saturday, March 18th – 2 great family events – 2 locations to choose from… Don’t delay, RSVP today!!! ……


Chicago Ridge

Round Lake

To download the flyers, click on the appropriate link below:

Round Lake Children’s Neighborhood Museum: March 18th

Chicago Ridge Chick-fil-a: March 18th

PLEASE RSVP if you plan attend.  We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Family Events!

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Chicago Kid City: March 24th

PLEASE RSVP if you plan attend.  We look forward to seeing you!


Northwestern Center for Audiology, Speech, Language and Learning Summer Camp Opportunity ……….

The Pediatric Clinical Faculty at Northwestern Center for Audiology, Speech,
Language, and Learning are excited to announce a new summer aural rehabilitation camp for children who have hearing loss and communicate using listening and spoken language. Camps are facilitated by a pediatric audiologist and speech language pathologist.
See the attached flyer for details and registration information.


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Special Education Legal Rights and Advocacy Course: 2 dates to choose from – in Wood Dale.

Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach, Child’s Voice School and Illinois Service Resource Center bring to you a Legal Rights and Advocacy course.  

Saturday, March 18th 9-2


Tuesday, April 4th 9-2


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Institute for families of children with hearing loss, Jacksonville, IL – June 11-16….

See the below flyer for information about a great, free event being held June 11-16, 2017!  Institute is for families of children, age 6 months to 5 years with moderate, severe or profound hearing loss in both ears. The Institute brings together families from all over the state.  At Institute families spend 5 days with the best staff in the field of deafness in the state. The staff gives information needed to help families make choices along the path of raising a child with a hearing loss. Topics for the week cover:

  • Language development
  • Communication options
  • Hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Reading to a child with a hearing loss
  • Working with a child’s behavior
  • Working with the school
  • Reading an audiogram and learning about the reports from the audiologist

Children receive audiology, psychology, speech/language, vision and education testing. All are free of charge! It is a week of learning and getting to know others who are going through some of the same things.

Institute is a team effort of: Illinois Department of Human Services: Department of Rehabilitation Services, Illinois School for the Deaf and Bureau of Early Intervention; Illinois State Board of Education; Illinois Department of Public Health; University of Illinois at Chicago – Division of Specialized Care for Children; and other state and local groups for people with a hearing loss.

Call now to join us June 11-16, 2017 at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Illinois!  For more information about the Institute and to enroll, contact UIC- Specialized Care for Children at: 1-800-322-3722. Or email: If your child is enrolled with UIC – Specialized Care for Children, please contact your Care Coordinator.

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Med-El “OPEN HOUSE”…. Starting February 1st…. 2 locations….

Med-El open houses will be an opportunity for MED-EL users or people who are considering a cochlear implant to come in and learn more about their devices, including how to troubleshoot, change cables and microphone covers, do listening checks, order replacement parts, and learn more about rehabilitation materials.  We will have a Spanish interpreter present – I’d love for this to be a way for Spanish speaking families to become empowered to really understand and use their MED-EL devices.


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