Yes, there will be time for discussion and getting to know each other, even on Zoom!
CO H&V is looking for a bilingual parent leader; this part-time grant-funded position may grow into something more permanent. Interested? Contact us by email or text: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 720-598-2648.
Registration is Open:
Steamboat Family Ski Weekend!
Plan now to attend this event just for rural western families with kids ages 5-21 who are deaf/hard of hearing at the STARS Ranch in Steamboat.
Lessons from never-ever to expert level, lift tickets, lodging, and most meals included in pricing, plus a chance to meet other families on and off the mountain with social events organized by Colorado Hands & Voices are included. Interact with Deaf/hard of hearing adults and Deaf/hard of hearing skiers, too!
Go to https://tinyurl.com/SteamboatFamilySki
to register by December 11. All children, communication modes, and abilities welcome, age 5 – 21.
Any waitlisted families from outside the mountain areas/western slope will be contacted after the deadline, so register now!
All access services included, and housing/transportation to and from the slopes. Lunch each day is on your own.
As Matthew grew, Erin and Jeff knew he would need some extra help to meet his milestones. As he was learning to walk, he needed support from a walker to stay balanced while on the move. Matthew received his first Cochlear Implant when he was one and a half, and then another when he was almost four. When Matthew was 3, he was also diagnosed with severe Autism. His mom notes, “There are so many things we have to take into consideration for Matthew. Speech Therapy is a challenge because he needs so much sensory input during therapy. Trying to keep him on track with his autism is challenging. Every week we have PT, OT, and Speech, along with two therapies to help with his autistic behaviors. We did Sign Language and Auditory Verbal Therapy for a while as well. What he needs on a day-to-day basis always changes. He is also just a little boy trying to keep up with his big brother.”
Please help spread the word!
We are hosting our 4th annual Deaf+Autism Family Day on September 28. Join us a for a welcoming day for families, learn from each other, and see what effect the natural world and horses, goats, alpacas (and more) can have on your child. Siblings are not only welcome but encouraged.
Jessica Dallman, a therapist and owner of Natural Wisdom Counseling and Dr. Debbie Mood, psychologist from Children’s Hospital Colorado and University Hospital Colorado, Ashley Renslow, Early Intervention Consultant at The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and Sara Kennedy, Director, CO Hands & Voices along with many others will be participating in activities and lunch. Meet Deaf/Hard of hearing role models as well, and ASL interpreting will be available.
See a video about Deaf + Autism day here (captioned and interpreted in ASL).
Download the flyer here and make sure families know about this terrific opportunity to connect with each other!