Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Vermont RID summer BBQ for the Vermont Deaf community

Free BBQ plus potluck!
Admission to the park is free; just tell them you’re there for the BBQ.

This is a fun family event with swimming, games, and food, and a great opportunity for you and your kids to get to know some folks in the Vermont Deaf community. The primary language at the BBQ is ASL, but everyone is welcome, whatever your language preference or skill. The Vermont Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (VTRID) hosts this annual picnic, and they will help facilitate communication as needed. Vermont Hands and Voices will be there to help families connect!

RSVPs aren’t necessary, but if you know you’ll be coming, you can let them know at:

https://www.evite.com/event/03EB34AY7G5PDUQPSEPJQN4CNXM6QA/rsvp

VTRID provides grilling foods, and welcomes potluck side dishes, desserts, etc. You can sign up at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4fa9ac2ca5f58-potluck

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May
18
2:00 PM14:00

VT Hands & Voices meet and greet family social

Please join us for a family social to meet our board members and other families with DHHDB kids! Let us know about your hopes for our organization and how we can best serve our DHHDB community while playing and socializing with each other. We will have shade, healthy snacks, games for the kids, and ASL interpreters to help everyone communicate with each other! Bring your own camp/beach chairs and picnic blankets, and any outdoor games you enjoy to share with other folks for this gathering on the VCFA green. If it’s raining, we’ll meet inside Nine East Network, just across the street. A wheelchair accessible bathroom and kitchen area will be available. RSVP appreciated: events@vthv.org

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Music morning with Inger!

Note location change!

Join Music Therapist Inger and friends for a musical morning geared for kids who have a hearing loss!

This is an opportunity for kids with hearing loss to participate in and enjoy music! Inger has years of experience bringing the joy of playing and singing music to kids. Feel free to bring family and friends to this event. We are gearing the activities for those who are toddlers and elementary school age. However, part of the joy of gathering together is giving kids the opportunity to meet others who are like them. If you have an older child who would enjoy this activity, you are welcome to attend!

  • A sign language interpreter will be at this event
  • Refreshments to follow
  • RSVP to our events coordinator, Leslie Johnson
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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

POSTPONED: Music morning with Inger!

Due to the impending nor’easter, we have decided to postpone this Saturdays Music Morning with Inger, so that nobody has to decide whether to drive on potentially risky roads. We will instead hold the event on April 13th, when hopefully we will be enjoying beautiful, spring-like weather! The place, time, and all other information remain the same. If you can attend the new date, please let us know at events@vthv.org so we know how many people to expect!

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Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Hands & Voices Literacy Forum

Parents, caregivers and service providers: join us online!

Grab some cocoa, your laptop or phone, and your favorite children’s book!

We will all share information about our favorite books, and/or authors, and our best tips for reading with children who are D/deaf/hard of hearing. We'll work together to come up with literacy building skills and encouraging an enjoyment of reading!

The format of this will be different from our past events because it is online through Zoom video conferencing! It works best to connect from your computer, but you can also do the video connection from a tablet or smartphone, at: https://zoom.us/j/524951873 Or you can call from a cell or landline phone (though you’ll miss any visuals, of course): call (646) 876-9923 and give the ID: 524951873 We will have an interpreter and captioner present, if requested. Please make your request by January 22nd to events@vthv.org.

Share a book that you or your child loves! Get and give advice, tips and tricks for literacy! Connect with other parents, caregivers and service providers!

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Dec
1
11:30 AM11:30

Deaf Vermont Soup Festival and Holiday Party!

Adults: $10; kids 10 and under are free!

This annual event, cosponsored by Deaf Vermonters’ Advocacy Services and Vermont Association of the Deaf, is a great way to meet other families and Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults in the community. There will be representatives from VT H&V there to help you connect with others, and interpreters will be available.

The Festival includes a wide variety of soups, a silent auction, games for kids, and a signing Santa! If you want Santa to bring gifts for your children, or if you’re interested in making a soup or donating to the silent auction, please email soupfestival@gmail.com by November 27th.

All proceeds benefit DVAS for their great work in advocacy and education!

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Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Kids Cook!

No cost to participants!

Join VT H&V to make savory and sweet hot pockets! We will make meat, vegetable, and fruit pockets to eat or bring home. Priority has been given to people who replied to the earlier email, but we still have room for another family or two — please email Leslie Johnson at events@vthv.org if you’d like to join us, and let her know your communication needs.

We hope to have another Kids Cook event in Chittenden County in December. Let Leslie know if you hope to participate!

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Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Apple-picking social At Burtt’s Orchard in Cabot, Vermont

WE WANT YOU to come meet and greet other families who have children with hearing loss!

WE WANT YOU to get to know one another in our supportive community!

We will have FAMILIES who support Deaf and hard of hearing children, a Hands & Voices representative to help coordinate the event, and an interpreter to facilitate communication. Hands & Voices will thank you for joining us by gifting you a bag of apples.

The Vermont chapter of Hands and Voices is working to build up a base of support here in the green mountains, so we can provide networking opportunities for families with DHH children, fun activities for the children, educational opportunities for parents, and a collaborative, supportive community for everyone.

Please RSVP to Leslie Johnson at lesliejohnsonvt@gmail.com or (802) 399-5092 — we’d like to know numbers of families to expect. Let her know if you need help in order to attend this event; WE WANT YOU to attend.

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Apple-picking social at Wellwood Orchard in Weathersfield (Springfield), Vermont

WE WANT YOU to come meet and greet other families who have children with hearing loss!

WE WANT YOU to get to know one another in our supportive community!

We will have FAMILIES who support Deaf and hard of hearing children, a Hands & Voices representative to help coordinate the event, and an interpreter to facilitate communication. Hands & Voices will thank you for joining us by gifting you a bag of apples.

The Vermont chapter of Hands and Voices is working to build up a base of support here in the green mountains, so we can provide networking opportunities for families with DHH children, fun activities for the children, educational opportunities for parents, and a collaborative, supportive community for everyone.

Please RSVP to Leslie Johnson at lesliejohnsonvt@gmail.com or (802) 399-5092 — we’d like to know numbers of families to expect. Let her know if you need help in order to attend this event; WE WANT YOU to attend.

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Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Apple-picking social at Shelburne Orchards in Shelburne, Vermont

WE WANT YOU to come meet and greet other families who have children with hearing loss!

WE WANT YOU to get to know one another in our supportive community!

We will have FAMILIES who support Deaf and hard of hearing children, a Hands & Voices representative to help coordinate the event, and an interpreter to facilitate communication. Hands & Voices will thank you for joining us by gifting you a bag of apples.

The Vermont chapter of Hands and Voices is working to build up a base of support here in the green mountains, so we can provide networking opportunities for families with DHH children, fun activities for the children, educational opportunities for parents, and a collaborative, supportive community for everyone.

Please RSVP to Leslie Johnson at lesliejohnsonvt@gmail.com or (802) 399-5092 — we’d like to know numbers of families to expect. Let her know if you need help in order to attend this event; WE WANT YOU to attend.

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Sep
23
to Sep 25

Congenital CMV Conference

  • DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The goal of the Congenital CMV conference is to present the latest research on diagnosis and treatment, raise awareness, delineate prevention efforts, provide information about early intervention options, and disseminate family support resources in an effort to reduce the number of babies born with CMV and connect families affected by CMV with the resources they need to improve their quality of life. A common cause of hearing loss in babies world wide is CMV. With your help, we can reduce the number of babies born with CMV!


Information & registration: http://cmv.usu.edu/


This conference is for: clinicians, researchers, university faculty, childcare providers, parents, public health professionals, students, advocacy organizations, early intervention providers, and policymakers to learn how to help reduce the number of babies born with CMV.

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