ABOUT US

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We support 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.

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STAFF

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, Carlene Laskey. Not shown: Theodore Dorsette III

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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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