Events and Information

May is National Speech Language Hearing Month!

National Speech and Language Hearing Month When babies are diagnosed early as deaf or hard of hearing, they can receive early intervention services to develop language and social skills that can help them succeed in school and beyond. #SpeechLanguageHearingMonth, #EHDI

Virginia Deaf Mentor Program

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Now seeking families who desire a mentor relationship with a Deaf adult. Deaf Mentors are located throughout the Commonwealth and are trained and certified in SKI HI methodology. The Deaf Mentors offer their experience and guidance on raising a child with hearing loss, empower parents to advocate for themselves and their child, teach ASL and visual communication to parents, children and interested family members and help create a positive and supportive home environment.

The frequency of the meetings with a Deaf Mentor is dependent on individual family needs. Deaf Mentor services are no cost to a family. Meetings can be held in a family's home, at a park or other community based location, or remotely over Zoom.

For more information email the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or call (804) 325-1290.

Pals Group

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This student-led virtual Pals Group is for students who are deaf and hard of hearing in Virginia.

Sessions are on a monthly basis beginning in October 2023 and ending in May 2024.

Elementary students will be matched up with Middle or High School students during this virtual meet-up.

This is an opportunity for students to build confidence, create new friendships, and develop positive attitudes.

All communication modalities are welcome!

Student Connection

Student Connection

An opportunity for ALL students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing to connect with other Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in Virginia via Zoom. 

Breakout rooms for children in grades K-12 will be used to ensure age-appropriate activities for your child, including offering resources to students in grades 9-12 to help prepare them for moving from school to post-school life.

Sponsored by the Technical Assistance Center for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TAC-DHH)