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Gap Analysis in Support Services for Families of Deaf, Hard of Hearing Deaf/Blind and Deaf Plus Children in Washington State

The Missing Links to Parent Self-Efficacy, Involvement and Leadership


The Washington State Department of Health's Early Hearing-Loss, Detection, Diagnosis and Intervention (EHDDI) Program contracted with Washington State Hands & Voices to conduct research related to supporting families with a child that is deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing (D/DB/HH).

The purpose of this study is to understand the current issues and settings that families face to support their D/DB/HH child and gather future desired outcomes in order to recommend action steps in achieving such outcomes. As organizations work to support parents and their children, it is imperative to their child’s development that families remain engaged team members in order to support their children (AECF, p. 4). Therefore, it is within the context of parental self-efficacy that this study is focused in relation to the continuum of parent involvement and leadership.

Debemos estar unidos para ayudar a nuestros niños ya que todo se puede en la vida ayudándonos unos con otros.

[We must come together to help our kids because everything in life is possible when we help each other.]  

H V Gap Analysis Final Report Feb 18.pd[...]
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Our Washington Hands & Voices Board of Directors would like to thank you for your support. We gathered $2,400 from the Seattle Foundation Give BIG campaign.


These funds will go to further support DHH families around our state!

Washington State Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing, without a bias towards communication modes.  It is a parent-driven, non-profit organization, providing families with resources, networks, and information needed to improve communication and educational outcomes for their children.  


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Your 2017-2018 membership will end June 30th 2017. If you would like to continue your support, please renew by the end of June to get a full year of membership and all 4 issues of the Communicator.

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