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September 2024: “Weaving the Threads of Leadership”

By Lisa Cable The BC Hands & Voices Chapter is so excited to be co-hosting this year’s Annual Hands & Voices Annual Leadership Conference.  We will be co-hosting along with the Washington Chapter and it will be held from September … Continue reading 

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On the Mat and on the Field – Tips for Navigating Sports with Your Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

By Maria Ruiz My name is Maria Ruiz and I am a mother to three beautiful and talented children, two of whom were born hard of hearing. Miah, who is 13, has become a passionate Jiu Jitsu fighter, training 5 … Continue reading 

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Learning Together About How to Advocate!

By Teresa Kazemir Our son, Jesse, is hard of hearing and uses hearing aids. Growing up, he had good support services throughout his education – but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t the occasional hiccup.  Jesse used an FM system (also … Continue reading 

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Empowering Futures: How Father Involvement Impacts DHH Children

By Kim Shauer I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Dr. Rashaun Davis at the recent Hands & Voices conference. Among his many credentials Rashaun is a very involved father to a daughter who is deaf/hard of hearing. … Continue reading 

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Embracing Unity and Empowerment: The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Summer Camp

By Rabab Elbaharia Rabab Albaharia In the world of parenting, it is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. This sentiment is especially true when you are raising a child with a hearing difference. Families facing … Continue reading 

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Feed Your Curiosity with a DHH Mentor

Written by: Monique Les Stunned. Inspired. Curious. Those were the three foremost feelings that stirred in my heart when I attended Leeanne and Dane Seaver’s presentation during the 2023 Hands and Voices Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The presentation … Continue reading 

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Across the Continent for a Summer Adventure!

By Lisa Cable This past July my daughter, Lily, headed off to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York State. She attended TechTigers, a STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math) camp specifically for deaf … Continue reading 

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Gallaudet University: A Higher Education

What will school look like for my Deaf child? Is a higher education possible for them if I choose American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary modality of communication? Will they be singled out as the only Deaf person in … Continue reading 

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Jokes and Jokes

By Levi Traxler I love jokes and awful puns! My appreciation for jokes increased tenfold when I became a dad. I think it’s very important to have a sense of humor as long as it’s appropriate. I can see that … Continue reading 

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