Family Leadership in Language and Learning  Center - A program of Hands & Voices 

Welcome to the Hands & Voices Online Academy. Whether you are a parent leader, EHDI or other systems professional, or a DHH Adult leader, here you will find different courses that may support your professional development. Scroll down for more information.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UJ1MC30748-04-00 for Family Leadership In Language And Learning for $1,800,00.00 over the four-year cooperative agreement 04/01/2020-03/31/2024. This information, content and conclusions are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.

An Introduction to the Family Leadership in Language and Learning Center (FL3)

The goal of the FL3 Center is to increase family engagement and leadership, and strengthen family support in Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) systems of care in order to enable families to optimize the language, literacy, and social-emotional development of their children who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult to Family Support Curriculum

How to set up Deaf/Hard of Hearing Adult to Family Support serving families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.
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A self-paced leadership course to enhance your skills in a variety of leadership domains. 


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Data Collection to Information Impact

Register for the Hands & Voices Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3) Center’s course to support the nuances of tracking, monitoring, and analyzing information in your organization.

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Post-Secondary Online Module for Parents and Their Teens

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Post-Secondary Transition begins no later than the year a student turns16 as defined by IDEA. Per IDEA, transition is designed to be a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the student to facilitate movement from school to life after high school. This may include; further education, employment, and/or independent living.

This time transitioning from high school to entering into either the workforce or post-secondary education can be difficult to understand and navigate.

Goals of the Module:

  1. To have a resource for parents and their transition age teens that will support their exploration of life after high school.
  2. Parents will report knowledge and confidence in understanding post-secondary transition.
  3. Transition age teens with report feeling more knowledgeable and prepared for the transition process.

Intended Audience:

  1. Parents and their transition age children.
  2. Teachers and support staff working with transition age students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.