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Arizona Hands & Voices a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization Annual Report January 2011 – December 2011 Our Organization supports: -Guide By Your Side (GBYS)

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1 Arizona Hands & Voices a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization Annual Report January 2011 – December 2011 Our Organization supports: -Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Program -Parent advocacy, education, and support -Parent/Professional collaboration -Organization expansion and sustainability

2 Board of Directors: President – Molly Romano-Homoki Vice President - Shelby Willa Treasurer – Maria Yenerich Secretary - Jeanne Hollabaugh Board Members: Lylis Olsen Carla Zimmerman Megan Macpherson Steve McLeod Cheri Basset Address: P.O. Box Phoenix, AZ Phone: Website: azhv.org Guide By Your Side (GBYS): Program Coordinator – Jeanne Hollabaugh Guides: Carrie Gilbraith, Lisa Pettit, Jeanne Hollabaugh, Anita Jones, Shelby Willa, Barbara Roth, Diana Wright, Cynthia Elliot, Helen Cartwright, and Maria Yenerich Arizona Hands & Voices respectfully submits its Annual Report for This document highlights all the activities that were supported throughout the year. Arizona Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing without a bias toward communication methods or methodology. We are a parent driven, nonprofit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and information needed to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. We are focused on outreach activities and parent/professional collaboration to enable deaf and hard of hearing children to reach their highest potential.

3 The Guide By Your Side (GBYS) Program Parent Match ProgramFollow-Through Program Served 42 total families with children who were identified with hearing loss Supported by grants from the Arizona Community Foundation and the Arizona Blind and Deaf Children’s Foundation Served an average of 38 families per month with babies who failed inpatient screening Supported by EHDI grant through the EAR Foundation of Arizona Provides unique one-on-one family support from a trained parent guide (PG) Free to families due to donations and grants Serves children birth to 21, so there is no other parent and family support program in Arizona that is specific to families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing regardless of communication mode or method

4 Family and Organizational Development Sponsored 2 children to attend a deaf/HH summer camp Sponsored 2 members to attend the LRP National Institute on Legal Issues in Educating Individuals with Disabilities Hosted GBYS monthly playgroups in Tucson Underwrote Family Retreat fees for 17 families Disseminated the Hands & Voices publication, The Communicator, quarterly with an insert highlighting Arizona Hands & Voices news and events Planned the development of the Arizona Resource Guide for Families and Professionals supporting deaf/HH children Purchased one personal computer to house financial and historical information Migrated the azhv.org website to WordPress for ease of use Began planning a contacts database

5 Community Outreach and Events for Parents and Professionals Community Outreach by Board Members Events Served on: Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) board University of Arizona Advisory Committee for Teachers of the Future (teachers of the deaf) ACDHH task force for Deaf Education in Arizona AZ Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) stakeholders group Collaborated with: University of Arizona Dept. of Speech, Hearing and Language professors to raise community awareness of childhood hearing loss Presented at: The EAR Foundation of Arizona's Annual Conference for Audiologists (Phoenix) AZ EHDI training for screeners (Flagstaff) Tucson Unified School District Interpreter In-Service January – March, 2011 Literacy for Children with Hearing Loss in Chandler (75 parents and professionals attended) Ben's Bells in Tucson April – June, 2011 Family Picnic in Tucson Family Picnic in Chandler Fundraising with Style at Markley Salon in Tucson Family Swim Party in Tucson Build Your Own Pizza in Tucson July – September, 2011 Language Acquisition and Raising a Child in a Language Rich Home in Tucson Family Retreat in Lakeside (17 families attended) October – December, 2011 Family Picnic in Tucson Family Picnic in Scottsdale Annie's Apple Orchard Halloween Party in Tucson Holiday Potluck in Tucson

6 Statement of Activities Revenues (Estimates) – Grants $27,668 – Memberships$920 – Contributions$1,804 – Event Registrations $2,780 – Fundraising $1,377 TOTAL $34,549 Expenses (Estimates) – GBYS Program Services $29,800 – Outreach Activities $1,101 – Utilities $1,355 – Mailings $220 – Conference Attendance $425 – Scholarships $357 TOTAL $33,258 Major Contributors – Arizona Community Foundation – Sertoma, Inc. – Midtown Sertoma Sponsorship Fund – Robert Markley Salon & Spa – Arizona Blind & Deaf Children's Foundation, Inc. – EAR Foundation of Arizona 37 official members THANK YOU!!! We want to thank everyone for their memberships and donations. Without your support, we would be unable to carry out our activities and achieve our goals.


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