Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Six Flags!

22nd Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day

 July 22, 2017 Includes Interpreters
Six Flags Great America and the Lake County Center for Independent Living present the 22nd annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day.
Choose from July 22, 29, or 30, with sign language interpreters available on July 22nd ONLY at specific shows and designated times. Interpreters will also be available at Guest Relations and will provide the schedule of interpreted events.
Pre-purchased discount admission tickets are $37.00 each, with a savings of 50% online. Purchase by clicking the link below, or enter promo code DEAFDAY into the upper right hand side of the screen when you visit
For more information, click here!  22 Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Days
Add a meal with beverage to your day with Meal Deal Vouchers.

Chicago Park District Summer Camps

Summer is just round the corner…looking for something FUN for your child do this summer?  Keep reading!

See below for flyers of the Chicago Park District’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing 3 Summer Day Camps for youth & teens, Teen Leadership Camps and Lil’ Campers.

Chicago Park District Summer Day Camps for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing youth & teens (kindergarten -8th grade) has one camp, every 2 weeks.  YES, a different camp every 2 weeks.  This way you can pick and choose which camp you want your child to attend. If you sign up for more than 2 camps, you will get a little discount.

Brief descriptions of the summer camps; Camp Sign, Sports Camp and Camp Sign Adventures:

  • June 26th – July 7thCamp Sign – develop leisure and outdoors skills through a variety of nature & environmental arts & crafts, games, swimming and visit different places of the city.  Fee $53
  • July 10th – July 21stSports Camp – develop basic fundamental skills through a variety of sports & team games; rugby, basketball, tennis, floor hockey, swimming and visit different places of the city.  Fee $53
  • July 24th – Aug 4thCamp Sign Adventures – develop leisure and outdoors skills through a variety of nature games, kayaking, team building games, canoeing, Maggie Daley’s Rock climbing, swimming and visit different places of the city.  Fee $53

There is also a Teen Leadership Camp for those who are in high school during the 3 camps. This camp is FREE. This camp combines service to the park with fun activities for teens. Develop leadership, leisure and outdoors skills through a variety of art & crafts, swimming, nature, and games and visit different places of the city with the Camp Sign campers. Team building games and creative thinking will be part of the program. Volunteer Application will need to be filled out for those who are 17 years of age and older.   See attachment or can go to the webpage at Once completed, please send to Sarah Faber.  She will accept fax or can scan the forms to her work email address (see below for contact information).

There are 2 locations; Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Avenue & Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th Street from 12noon-6pm, MondayFriday. Box lunches & snacks will be provided during camp.

Camp Shirt included.

Parents are responsible for bringing their campers to camp and then pick them up at the end of the day by 6pm SHARP.

All of our summers camps mentioned above is open to youth & teens who have all types of hearing loss and KODA (kids of deaf parents).

Lil’ Campers will be held during the week of August 7th-11th at Horner Park from 10am2pm. Fee is $10. If you are interested in Lil’ Campers at Horner Park, and want to register your child in camp, now is a good time to sign up with SaThe best Best way to reach her is thru email or you can send a text message to her work phone; 312.399.9574. This camp is only open to children who have all types of hearing loss.

If you have other questions about our summer camps or the Lil’ Campers, please feel free to reach out to Sarah.

Looking forward to having your child(ren) this summer!

Click on the links to see the flyers:

Summer Camp 2017 Flyer

Teen Leadership Flyer

Early Childhood Camp Flyer 17


Sarah B. Faber

Program Specialist

Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Chicago Park District

4434 S. Lake Park Avenue

Chicago, IL 60653

773.796.3525 Direct Video Phone & Voice

312.399.9574 cell (text only)  312.745.1303 Fax

C.A.R.T.E.R. Silent Weekend in August!

C.A.R.T.E.R. Silent Weekend, August 26th and 27th at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville.

Register now at

Questions?  Contact Kristine Ringelsten at


Sign Language Classes in Chicago!

To register, go to

Contact Karen Aguilar with questions at 773.248.9121 ext. 307 or

Hands & Voices Leadership Annual Conference, Galena IL September 15 – 17….. Looking for local sponsors and vendors now ….

Did you know that Illinois Hands & Voices is hosting the annual Hands & Voices Leadership Conference??


Yes, we are…  

We are also looking for sponsors and vendors for this annual national conference.


Sponsorship Opportunities Available online at:


If you have questions or to become a sponsor or exhibitor please contact:
Helen Cotton Leiser
Hands & Voices
PO Box 3093
Boulder, CO 80307


HOT OFF THE PRESS!!! Illinois E.A.R.S. Newsletter – Spring 2017 edition…..

Check out the latest Illinois EARS newsletter…

CLICK HERE for English

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para Español

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.


CLICK HERE to download the flyer