Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Texas Hands and Voices

Texas Hands and Voices helps families find the resources and information they need to improve communication and educational goals for their children. The organization is made up of parents, professionals, children, and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and community members connected by deafness.

Hands and Voices is a place to explore options and learn from others. They provide support across the state. Their services include outreach, conferences, advocacy support, parent-to-parent networking, newsletters and much more.

Texas Hands and Voices offers Guide by Your Side, a program also known as GBYS. Guide by Your Side and Hands and Voices mission is to provide support in a fair manner to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specially trained “guides” work directly with families to provide the kind of support that can only come from someone who has walked the same path. Families and guides share  direct experience and knowledge.

Hands and Voices has a national quarterly newsletter, The Communicator. You can also connect with Hands and Voices through Facebook, Twitter and more. They offer webinars and workshops, Tuesday Talk discussions (monthly chat), a parent video training series and more. Spanish language resources are also available.

For more information or to request services, visit Guide by Your Side or call the GBYS coordinator at 512-462-5738. Be sure to visit Texas Hands and Voices, too. Their contact number is 936-463-TXHV (8948).

For more information about other services in your area, check out our Find Services by County page on this website.

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