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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



EHDI Conference Scholarships

Attention family members of deaf/hard of hearing children aged 0-3, Alabama Hands & Voices has received funding to "send" several people to the virtual Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) conference March 13-15, 2022. This is a great opportunity! Interested family members should complete an application by Wednesday February 16, 2022 and return to  Please share with anyone who may be interested. Interested family members can e-mail alabamahinfo@gmail to receive a copy of the application or with any questions.
List of conference topics and schedule can be found here*.
*Please do not register for conference directly with EHDI if you are planning to apply for the scholarship.  Conference link is provided for purposes of viewing the schedule and topics.
Deaf Education Guidelines On-Line Series w Cheryl DeConde Johnson, Ed.D.
Wednesdays from noon - 1 pm central time on Zoom
March 2, 2022 (Chapters 1-3)
March 9, 2022 (Chapters 4-5)
April 6, 2022 (Chapters 6-8)
Please e-mail for Zoom registration links.  Also, please send in your questions!  Guidelines can be downloaded at

We are always planning events – In-person and virtual!
Please visit our Facebook page or group.