About

Arizona Hands & Voices is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.

We are a chapter of the national organization Hands & Voices. Our Board of Directors is currently accepting applications from parents and professionals interested in serving. Please contact the Secretary for more information.

AZ HANDS & VOICES MEMBERSHIP

Thank you for your interest in AZ Hands & Voices. With your annual membership you will receive: discounted prices to workshops and the quarterly national Hands & Voices newsletter “The Communicator.” Scholarships for membership are available to those families in need of assistance.
There are two ways to register your membership.

By Mail
  • You can download (Español) the form and fill it out.
  • Mail the form along with your payment to: Arizona Hands & Voices PO Box 30163 Phoenix, AZ 85046
Online
  • You can register online
  • Then come back here to make your payment using PayPal

CHOOSE MEMBERSHIP




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Resources

Arizona Hands & Voices has created a list of resource links to provide information and referral resources which serve the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

RESOURCE LINKS

Families
Deaf Students with Other Disabilities
IEP/Education
Legal Issues
Speech and Hearing
Deaf Culture
Arizona Resources






ARIZONA PARENT RESOURCE GUIDE

Resource Guide Cover Page and Table of Contents
Resource Guide Section 1 - Introduction
Resource Guide Section 2 - Understanding Hearing Loss
Resource Guide Section 3 - Communication Opportunities
Resource Guide Section 4 - Amplification and Technology
Resource Guide Section 5 - Early Intervention
Resource Guide Section 6 - Transition to Preschool
Resource Guide Section 7 - List of Resources
Resource Guide Section 8- References







GUIDE BY YOUR SIDE

Guide By Your Side (GBYS) ™is a program from Hands & Voices (H&V) that provides emotional support and unbiased information from trained Parent Guides to other families and to the systems that serve them. GBYS is a trademarked program of H&V that is available through Arizona Hands & Voices, an authorized H&V chapter. The GBYS program is offered at no cost to families.


Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side is a replicable family support program that embodies the mission of Hands & Voices, which is to provide unbiased support to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Guide By Your Side (GBYS) does this through specially trained parents of children with deafness or hearing loss who work as “Guides” directly with families who have just learned their child cannot hear, or who have older children and are in need of the unique support that comes from someone else who has walked this path him/herself and can share from direct experience and wisdom.


GO TO GUIDE BY YOUR SIDE





BECOME A VOLUNTEER

We invite you to become a volunteer with Arizona Hands & Voices. Apply today to become a volunteer. We will review your information within a few days and then contact with you.

APPLY NOW

UPCOMING EVENTS

Arizona Hands & Voices and the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind Present the 2016 Fall Expo

The Black Canyon Conference Center

Date: Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Time: 9:00am -4:00pm Registration opens at 8:15 a.m.
Place: The Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 N 25th Avenue, Phoenix 85021
Cost: $25 Single Adult or $40 2-Adult Family. $40 Professional price (Scholarships may be available)
RSVP: Send checks to: AZHV, PO Box 30163, Phoenix, 85046 or pay using PayPal.
***One Year FREE membership to AZHV included with each registration!
Join us for a day where families and professionals can connect to explore the latest research and technology within the deaf and hard of hearing community. Expert speakers will be showcased throughout the day and will address a variety of areas of interest. Attendees will have time to visit different exhibitors and meet with vendors one-on-one.


ATTENDEE PRICING





Annual Fall Family Picnic
Annual Fall Family Picnic

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Train Park - 7301 E Indian Bend Rd. Scottsdale Arizona (We will be at the Stillman Ramada)
Cost: Free for members or $5 per family. $5 will be waived if you join AZHV at the picnic. Children will receive a free train ticket. We will provide food, crafts, and drinks.

CONTACT

  • PO Box 30163 Phoenix, AZ 85046
  • 1-866-685-1050
  • president@azhv.org