Nominations are now being accepted for this year “Parent Achievement Award” … Now through February 19th …

Nominations for this year Parent Achievement Award are now being accepted.

Who should you nominate?

  • Know a parent who goes out of their way to help families with children who are deaf/hard of hearing?

  • Know a parent who takes the lead in issues regarding deafness/hearing loss?

Nominate that person today.  It’s easy… you can either complete the survey by clicking on this link:

CLICK HERE to be taken to the survey

OR

download, print, complete and return the attached document.

CLICK HERE FOR ENGLISH

CLICK HERE FOR SPANISH

Due February 19th. Don’t delay, nominate someone today!!

The winner of this years Parent Achievement Award will receive a complimentary Moms Night Inn Registration to use themselves or gift to a female.

Want to know more about Moms Night Inn?

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Winter Family Party!! Fun for the Entire Family… Don’t delay, RSVP today before it is too late, we have extended the RSVP date from 1/8 to 1/15….

IL Hands & Voices is hosting a FUN Family Party for our members… 

January 27th at 11:00 am ~ Yorktown Mall ~ Lombard.

CLICK HERE for the flyer

Those with current membership status receive FREE admission for the children in their family.

Not a member?  Not a problem.  Non members pay $10 per child.

Register today by emailing us at ilhandsanvoices@gmail.com or contact Madeleine directly at 630-842-4247

What a fun way to play and to have your kiddos with other kiddos – Just like them.

Not sure of your membership status?  Contact us at ilhandsandvoices@gmail.com.

Winter Family Fun Event in Elgin!

 

Sign language interpreted performance of Cabaret

Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL presents Cabaret!

There is a sign-language interpreted performance specifically for High School students! On Thursday, March 15th at 10:00 AM there will be a special student matinee performance of the Broadway Musical Cabaret and this performance will have a sign-language interpreter.  Tickets are just $19 for students and complimentary for teachers bringing students to this performance. (As a reminder, other sign-language interpreted performances are listed here).

Moms Night Inn Registration is now OPEN …

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE

Wow, Dinner has never been so easy! And for a good cause? Do you live near Vernon Hills? ….

We are holding a Portillo’s Fundraiser in Vernon Hills on the 24th of January.

Who doesn’t like Portillo’s?

Bring the family for a great meal and help our organization with fundraising at the same time.

It’s simple show the image below on your smartphone or  just print the image, show or bring it to Portillo’s on the 24th and that’s all you have to do to donate 20% of your food sale to us. 

If you use the drive through be sure to give the flyer to the person that takes your order.

Parent Institute in June

Here is information about a great, free event being held June 10-15, 2018!  Parent 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 Parent 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 10-15, 2018 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: Institute@exchange.dscc.uic.edu.  If your child is enrolled with UIC – Specialized Care for Children, please contact your Care Coordinator.

Open Caption Weekend – “The Good Fight” Jan 25 – 28 ….

Barb Lhota is a company member with Babes With Blades Theatre Company.  She asked us to let you know about their next show’s open caption weekend.

With the code – Equality – tickets for that weekend are only $10.00.

They are thrilled to provide accessibility and are working with open captioning by Caption Point, on a screen provided by Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

More information on The Good Fight and the Open Caption Weekend

Ticket Information HERE. Please use the code Equality on Jan 25, 26, 27 and 28 for $10 tickets. 

Open Caption Weekend

January 25 – 28

All performances this weekend of The Good Fight feature open captioning by Caption Point, on a screen provided by the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC) Accessible Equipment Loan Program.

The Good Fight:

The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel, was the primary militant group pushing for women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom. Under the slogan “Deeds, not words,” the WSPU advocated targeting property as a form of protest, from smashing shop windows to burning and bombing buildings. Imprisoned WSPU members – including Emmeline Pankhurst – launched hunger strikes, which were initially countered by the authorities with force-feeding; later the government introduced the “Cat and Mouse Act,” under which dying suffragettes were released, only to be re-imprisoned once regaining their health.
To defend their members, the WSPU built “The Bodyguard” – an all-female security team, trained in jujutsu – and THE GOOD FIGHT began.

Questions contact Barb at barblhota@gmail.com