Michigan Hands & Voices supports FAMILIES of CHILDREN who are
DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
regardless of communication mode or language.

WHY FAMILIES NEED SUPPORT

95% of all children who are deaf or hard of hearing are born into hearing families (Mitchell & Karchmer 2004). Even if parent(s) are deaf or hard of hearing themselves, they may seek a community and/or training to learn to advocate for their child.

OUR CHILDREN WILL

REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

STAFF
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JANEL FROST

Executive Director

ASTra Coordinator

Deaf Community Liaison

Janel is mom to four children. Her third is "Deafplus," meaning deaf plus other conditions. She was the first recipient of the 2017 EHDI Conference Family Leadership Award. 

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KAREN WISINSKI

Programs Director

Marketing

EHDI Liaison

Karen Wisinski is mom to two, and the youngest is hard of hearing.  She is the 2014 recipient of the Hands & Voices Seaver Vision Award.

AMANDA SCHNEIDER

Guide By Your Side Coordinator

Amanda has two children, one of whom is deaf. Amanda coordinates the Guide By Your Side program.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Our board is made up of parents, professionals, and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our by-laws require that parents make up a majority of our board. We meet six times a year, usually via video call. 

 

Our board, from left, back: Amanda Schneider, Tom Robertson (Treasurer), Delani Huntoon, Karen Wisinski. Front: Muzna Sarwar, Janel Frost, Dee Robertson (Secretary), Michelle Thomas (Chair), Carlene Laskey 

Before completing a board application, contact us to find out about open positions.

WE'RE ONE OF MANY

Michigan Hands & Voices is part of a broad network of Hands & Voices chapters in the United States and abroad. Check out Headquarters for even more great resources and contacts! 

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Call/Text 248-845-8762

P.O. Box 71038 Rochester Hills, MI 48307

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