Guide services include direct parent to parent emotional support, resources, training workshops, community events, partnership opportunities for families and community agency referrals.
About the Program
TEXAS GUIDE BY YOUR SIDE™ (GBYS) IS A FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM THAT EMBODIES THE MISSION OF HANDS & VOICES, WHICH IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT IN AN UNBIASED MANNER TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING FROM BIRTH-21.
Guide By Your Side (GBYS) does this through specially trained parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. These parents work as “Guides” directly with families who have just learned of their child’s hearing condition, or who have older children and are in need of the unique support that comes from someone else who has walked this path him/herself and can share from direct experience and wisdom. GBYS programs can also include an option for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Guides (DHH Guides) who are deaf or hard of hearing adults and specially trained to provide support to families.
HOW TO ENROLL?
Enrolling in the Guide By Your Side program is easy, confidential, and free of charge!
Parents and family members can request services in English or Spanish.
Professionals can also request services for staff or families they serve with faxed consent.
Online Only Service
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Advocacy, Disability Specific, Other|
|Spanish Services Offered?||Yes|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||All ages, Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21, 22 and up|
|Disability Categories||Genetic Disorder, Medical Condition|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses||Deafness, Hearing Loss (Deafness)|
|Is this a statewide service?||Yes|
|Email Address||[email protected]|