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Summer Picnic Opportunity – Join us for some fun in the sun . . . Frankfort, Saturday July 27

we are partnering with some awesome Early Intervention providers to offer a great summer picnic for you and your family.  All ages welcome.  your child does NOT need to be in Early Intervention to attend.  We will provide dessert, free splash pad entries, and fun times for all the kids..

No RSVP required.  Hope to see you all there.

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Let’s go out to the ballgame.. TOGETHER!!! Mark your calendars and buy tickets today for August 24th…..

IL Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side is hosting a Family Event

Ozingo Field in Crestwood

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

DETAILS

Windy City Thunderbolts VS Joliet Slammers

When: August 24th

Game Time: 6:05pm

Entertainment begins:  4:30 pm

Here’s the bonus, if we sell 100 tickets all of our children will have the AWESOME opportunity to run the bases so invite your kiddo’s friends and extended family.

AND THAT’S NOT ALL….

This game comes with before 1st pitch entertainment by:

The Mustangs, a tribute to Woodstock.

AND THAT’S NOT ALL…..

This game ends with a fabulous fireworks display.

So, join us, sit back and relax while your kids get to mingle with other kids just like them.

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

THROUGH IL HANDS & VOICES

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

CLICK HERE to share with others through EMAIL

Upcoming Fall ASL interpreted performances at Paramount Theatre in Aurora…..

There will be two certified sign interpreters translating all dialogue and lyrics into American Sign Language at the following performances:

Tickets are on sale now.  Call 630.896.6666 or visit www.ParamountAurora.com for more info. Please share this info with your contacts who serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

  • See each show for $30 each. Purchase online using instructions below, or email mariew@paramountarts.com.
  • Click the performance you wish to purchase: Newsies – Beauty and the Beast – The Secret of My Success – Kinky Boots
  • Enter promo code: ASLPARAMOUNT
  • Click on the ASL Interpreted Section
  • Select your seats and click PROMO $30
  • Add to order and proceed through checkout
  • You must enter promo code to unlock ASL Interpreted section and special $30 price.

Questions?  Contact Joel Friend  tel:  630-723-2470 or contact via email at:  JoelF@paramountarts.com

Parent Advocacy App

 

Families of deaf and hard of hearing children attend meetings—Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, 504 meetings, and other types of meetings. What are these meetings about? How can you be the best advocate for your child? The Parent Advocacy app helps you to understand your child’s rights and to prepare you to work with the school in the best interest of your child.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/parent-advocacy-d-hh/id1401229367?ls=1&mt=8.xml

  Note: Apple version videos will open in your web browser. The next update will allow the videos to open within the app.

The Parent Advocacy app is a collaboration between:
         

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Questions?  Contact us at ilhandsandvoices@gmail.com OR 630.697.3544

Seeking D/HH Study Participants – Purdue University – Age 10-18. . .

Purdue University is conducting a research study to learn more about personality characteristics in Deaf/hard-of-hearing (HOH) children using an online survey.

The study is for parents and their children ages 10-18 years who are Deaf/HOH who DO NOT have any other learning disability. T

he link to the survey is https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dQ2IvOZrYh7W17

you have the option to receive a $5 gift certificate for completing the survey. This study is a Purdue University project and is not related to the individual sending you this e-mail.

Please only take this survey once, even if you receive the invitation more than once.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Professor Lata Krishnan at krishnal@purdue.edu

Your participation in this study will be greatly appreciated!!

 

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