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.