Our Mission

Vermont Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are DHH without a bias as to communication modes or methodology. We're a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling DHH children to reach their highest potential.



More about Hands & Voices…

Who are we? We are parents of ASL signers, cued speech users, parents of kids with cochlear implants or total communicators. We are people who have common interests connected through the community of deafness. Hands & Voices is a safe place to explore options, get unemotional support (although we can be emotional about it!), learn from one another and share what we have in common. We value diversity and honor the role of parents and family as the single greatest factor in raising well-adjusted successful kids.

Hands & Voices is non-biased about communication methodologies and believes that families can make the best choices for their children if they have access to good information and support. Our membership includes families who communicate manually and/or orally. From American Sign Language to cochlear implants, our organization represents people from all different approaches to, and experiences with, deafness and hearing loss. We have local chapters composed mainly of parents, along with professionals and Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults.