Our Families’ Stories

We are connected and united through our stories

Our members are diverse and we thank the families below for sharing their unique journey with us.

  • #TogetherThursday

    #TogetherThursday is a weekly resource blog that was created by CA Hands & Voices Advisory Board Member Leslie Manjarrez out of the early shelter in place period. This blog is tailored to highlight free resources and topics to parents of… Continue reading “#TogetherThursday”…

  • Stories of DHH Adults

    Stories are powerful. If done well, stories not only entertain but they also teach us. This form of storytelling is called “narrative”. We are all wired for narrative; it is what connects us to one another. Deaf and Hard of… Continue reading “Stories of DHH Adults”…

  • A Family Celebrates Disability and Possibility

    By Ashley Jones, California H&V with Sara Kennedy, Editor People in this world often struggle to understand and accept differences. The Jones family is on a mission to change that in their circle of influence. “When one child is hard… Continue reading “A Family Celebrates Disability and Possibility”…

  • D/HH Infusion: Seeing Through Change

    D/HH Infusion: Seeing Through Change

    By Brittany Comegna, California H&V In 2019, I submitted an article to CA HV entitled “What I Wish I Knew When I was Sixteen Going Through the College Search Process.” And, now, I sit here attempting to amend this original… Continue reading “D/HH Infusion: Seeing Through Change”…

  • Interview with Rachel Zemach, Author

    Interview with Rachel Zemach, Author

    In my determination to do something about what I saw in education, and my own experience as a Deaf teacher, I wrote a book about it called The Butterfly Cage. Rachel Zemach, Author Interview by Johanna Wonderly, California H&V Please… Continue reading “Interview with Rachel Zemach, Author”…