Deaf & Hard of Hearing — Family Services
LSS’ Deaf & Hard of Hearing — Family Services offers unbiased parent-to-parent support, instruction in American Sign Language (ASL), opportunities to develop relationships with successful Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults and training in educational advocacy.
These services are recognized as playing a critical role in the Minnesota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention System.
LSS’ Deaf Mentor Family Services is comprised of three different programs: Deaf Mentor Family Program (DMFP), Snapshots and EMPOWER. All services are offered to families who have a Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) child. Through a relaxed setting, Deaf mentors and role models introduce families to Deaf culture and community, self-advocacy, life as a DHH individual, American Sign Language and other communication techniques unique to DHH children.
Minnesota Hands & Voices is a community of support for families with children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). As parents of children who are DHH themselves, the employees share the same journey and commitment to helping a child meet their full potential. Parent Guides assist families by providing information about the full range of options, support, family to family connections, educational workshops and networking opportunities.