• The Hands & Voices Guidebook

    The Hands & Voices Guidebook


    Educational Advocacy For Students
    Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:

    The Hands & Voices Guidebook

  • The Hands & Voices Advocacy, Support and Training (ASTra) Program

    The Hands & Voices Advocacy, Support and Training (ASTra) Program

    "Hands & Voices has a long history of successfully advocating for children who are D/HH and their families in a manner that promotes trust and collaboration with professionals, as well as ensuring the integrity of the power of parents in their pursuit of educational excellence for their children."

Level 1 Trainings

We offer Level 1 trainings for parents, professionals and community members to increase knowledge and skills to advocate for their own child, and/or students they work with. Stay tuned for information on the next training.

ASTra Advocate Services

Request an ASTra Advocate to provide you with advocacy resources, support, and IEP preparation by clicking HERE and completing the form.

You will need to sign and return this release document before services can be initiated. You can upload it within the form or check your confirmation email for email/fax/mail options.

If you have these documents on hand, you can upload them as well

  • Audiogram
  • Communication Plan
  • Written correspondence with school

ASTra is a replicable Deaf and Hard of Hearing Educational Advocacy Program providing parents and professionals with resources that focus specifically on D/HH issues in educational advocacy in the Hands & Voices context: a commitment to unbiased support of families regardless of language and communication approaches used by their children and across the full continuum of educational placement options, so that every child who is D/HH has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. ASTra content is derived from years of direct advocacy experience working with families in schools, attending advocacy trainings from legal experts, providing trainings, and the Hands & Voices Educational Advocacy Guidebook (©2013).

2017 training Level 2 & Level 3