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




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

Valentine’s Picnic

February 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: Aviano Community Park at 3975 E Lockwood Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Valentine's Picnic

Deaf Day at Renaissance Festival

March 4, 2017 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Place: Arizona Renaissance Festival at 12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon AZ 85118
Arizona Renaissance Festival

Deaf Day at State Capitol

March 7, 2017 at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: The Arizona State Capitol at 1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arizona State Capitol

CONTACT

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