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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

Resources: Supporting Families

Find groups that can connect you with other parents of children with hearing loss, learn about communication options, and get information to help with other health conditions.


American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is a non-profit parent-helping-parent organization promoting a positive attitude toward signing and Deaf culture. It also provides support, encouragement, and current information about deafness to families with deaf and hard of hearing children.

Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.

Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Hearing First offers families and professionals ways to improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing through listening and spoken language.

Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center for children and adults with hearing loss, their families and the professionals who support them.

National Cued Speech Association supports effective communication, language development and literacy between individuals, families, infants and children alike through the use of Cued Speech.

Signing Time was created to help all parents and children better communicate. Our vision of the world is one in which all children -- regardless of their abilities -- can express themselves, feel valued and understood, and be supported in achieving their full potential.

The Signing Exact English Center (SEE) provides training and support for those who use Signing Exact English. The center provides resources, workshops, and consulting services related to communication, in general, and SEE, in particular.

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Additional Resources


This Resource List is provided by the North Carolina Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program and its partners including members from the Burke County Learning Community, service agencies, family support organizations, and parents of children with special healthcare needs as a service for individuals who wish to locate pediatric audiology resources in their local area, statewide, and nationally. The NC EHDI Program makes no warranty of the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of this information, and shall not be liable for any decision made in reliance on this information. It is the user's responsibility to verify this information.



Updated: January 23, 2020