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"What works for your child is what makes the choice right." ™

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What Is Alabama
Hands & Voices?

Alabama Hands & Voices is a parent led, parent driven non profit organization supporting all families with children who are deaf / hard of hearing regardless of communication choice. We embrace parent and professional collaboration to enable deaf / hard of hearing children to reach their full potential. Alabama Hands & Voices was established in November 2017. We are an authorized chapter of Hands & Voices.   Please reach out and help us build something phenomenal in Alabama!

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Where To Start

First, take a deep breath

Whether your child was just identified with a hearing loss, or you are just going through the testing, or you are a seasoned parent just looking for support & information to help your child thrive, welcome!

This is a place where we focus on what we can do as parents to help our kids succeed. We want that child of yours to change the world, our world. Alabama Hands & Voices is a nonprofit made up of parents just like you. We collaborate with deaf and hard of hearing adults and like-minded professionals who share our belief that "what works for your child is what makes the choice right".

We hope to build this chapter into a place where you will find practical and sometimes inspiring information to guide you in parenting your own child. If you are going through the hearing screening process, you might want to start with the Parent Road Map and especially the Loss & Found video.

You can find us through this page, through phone calls and emails, and our Facebook Page.

You can do this and there’s a whole community here to help!

Standing with you,
Your fellow parents at Alabama Hands & Voices



our mission

Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are DHH without a bias around 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.


Thank you for your interest in Alabama Hands & Voices. Please consider joining our Hands & Voices chapter. Membership fees help fund our chapter activities and operations and provide members with newsletters from Hands & Voices headquarters. Yearly membership fees are $25 for families, students, and deaf adults and $40 for professionals and $50 for organizations.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please follow this link to online membership application or download this form and scan or mail in.



Support Our Mission

If you would like to donate to provide operational funds for Alabama Hands & Voices, Inc, we are an Alabama non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status.


Our lives and our children's lives have been enriched by those who have walked this path with us and ahead of us, and we want all parents of deaf/hard of hearing children to have the support they need!

Alabama Hands & Voices Founders Susan Fingerle, Jessica Havard, Maria Katz



EDHI Learning Community - Dr. Dylan Chan presents on Late Onset Hearing Loss
Wednesday October 26th at noon central on Zoom
Here is the link to register for Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Learning Community on Zoom Wednesday October 26th at noon central.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.






Run. Walk. Bike. Hike. Roll. Crawl. Whatever your mode, join us in a nationwide virtual 5K to ring in 2023! Register now for the early bird registration of $30. 

Alabama Hands & Voices Hands & Voices is pleased to partner with our fellow chapters from around the country for the “Freeze Your Fanny 5K” in the third annual Hands & Voices New Year Virtual 5K. All proceeds generated from registrations within our state will go directly to our chapter. This is a great way for us all to join together (virtually) and support the important work that we do to support families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. 


You can complete the event anytime between Friday, Dec. 30 to Monday, Jan. 2. Early bird registration ends on Oct. 15! Your registration includes a super-soft race t-shirt, which will ship prior to the event. The first 500 registrants will also get a custom race medal. (There is also an option to donate if completing a 5K isn't one of your New Year's resolutions!) Register here and then share your personal referral link to encourage others to join you:

Note: Prices increase on Oct. 16 to $35 so SIGN UP NOW!  

Questions:  Please reach out to Alabama Hands & Voices or 205-677-3136

We are always planning events – In-person and virtual!
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