First Stop

Minnesota Hands & Voices provides information, support, and referral to families at any point in their journey with a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, but especially for those families just starting on their path.

If this is your first time visiting our website, spend some time exploring these three categories: A Note to Parents, Parent Stories and Frequently Asked Questions. You’ll find answers to general questions, get an idea of what to expect, and learn about the experiences of other parents who have traveled the path before you.

Note to Parents

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Parent Stories

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About MN Hands & Voices

Minnesota Hands & Voices is a community of families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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Our Minnesota Stories

Read about the experiences of other families in the Minnesota Hands & Voices community.

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Advocacy Training

We provide support & resources to families who have questions about the special education law.

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News

Apr 10, 2017

Calling on all the Superheroes in the MN Hands & Voices Community! We know you’re out there! We’ve seen you in action! Adults who are deaf and hard of hearing advocating for change. Parents making huge sacrifices out of love for their child. And our k…[more]

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) refers to the practice of screening every newborn for hearing loss prior to hospital discharge. Infants not passing the screening receive diagnostic evaluation before three months of age and, when necessary, are enrolled in early intervention programs by six months of age. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) laws or voluntary compliance programs that screen hearing.

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