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Oct. 11, 2014 10th Annual EHDI Family Conference


Get Your Game On!

Indiana Hands & Voices Presents:

The Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Family Conference


alt If you have a child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing this is a conference you don't want to miss!


Carla Zimmerman is a speech language pathologist and LSLS certified auditory verbal therapist, and the president of Zimmerman Speech & Hearing in Tempe, Arizona. Her years of experience with children who are deaf and hard of hearing have given her thousands of hours of observing when things are working, and when they are not; her passion is to unravel the puzzle of what isn’t working for a child, and then to work with the parents and child to turn things around. Carla endeavors to guide each of her students to be the very best that they can be. Her students include four Graeme Clark Scholarship recipients. As an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Audiology program at A.T. Still University, she strives to instill in future audiologists the passion for excellence for all their pediatric patients through a team approach. She helped to establish the Arizona chapter of Hands & Voices, and she continues to serve on the board. Carla currently resides in Gilbert with her husband Joe, their beagles and school of goldfish.


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baby-smH ands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology. We are a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling deaf and hard-of-hearing children to reach their highest potential.

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Guide By Your Side™ is a program from Hands and Voices that provides emotional support and unbiased information from trained Parent Guides to families of newly identified children who are deaf or hard of hearing and to the systems that serve them.

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Indiana Hands & Voices appreciates the ongoing support of various organizations throughout the state. This support along with our individual participants, helps to fund the many things we do to reach out to Indiana Families in support of our mission.

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Hands & Voices Indiana Chapter

Gary Swaim
Vice President
Guide By Your Side Coordinator
Lisa Condes

Adam Gersak & Jamie Kerkhof
Sarah Kiefer

Indiana Hands & Voices Staff Member
Lisa Kovacs

Reagan Dixon Katie Franssen Shireen Hafeez
Kelli Link Wendy Schmitzer-Torbert Scott Condes

Guide by Your Side has changed my life and my daughters.