"Hands & Voices Family Leadership: Where love, language and learning thrive."

Hands & Voices entered into a three-year cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on April 1, 2017. The cooperative agreement's goals are to support the development of statewide newborn and infant hearing screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention (EHDI) programs and systems by promoting the inclusion of families, parents and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing infants/children identified through the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program as leaders in their statewide EHDI system.

This new program is called Hands & Voices Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3). Our goal is to ensure that EHDI programs, supported by federal funding in the United States, use research-based concepts known to support families, parents and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing babies, toddlers and young children identified through newborn hearing screening. We want what you want: for "our kids" to reach optimal language, literacy and social-emotional development.

On the FL3 website you can explore resources on a variety of topics including:

  • DHH Involvement
  • Language, Literacy and Social Development
  • Family to Family Support
  • Family Leadership

For a description of the FL3 project in ASL click here.


About CA Hands & Voices

California Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in a respectful and non-judgmental manner regarding language opportunities, communication tools or educational approaches. We’re a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.

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California Hands & Voices is a non-profit organization that depends on the support of its members to succeed. Please consider donating or becoming a member.

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California Hands & Voices
c/o Cora Shahid
15274 Andorra Way
San Diego CA 92129


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