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The Hands & Voices ASTra program is designed to empower parents, promote self-advocacy for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and build collaborative relationships between families and professionals.
The Nebraska Hands & Voices ASTra program can provide resources, workshops, and individualized support to help you meet the needs of your child.

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What to do BEFORE, AFTER, and DURING your child's IEP/Case Conference Meeting

What to do BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER your child's IEP/Case Conference meeting. Preparing for your Child's IEP is an important step.  Hands and Voices has a form to guide you through how to prepare for your child's IEP.  Reach out if you would like assistance in preparing for this!

Collaborative Partners


Check out some of our favorite resources below. More resources can be found on the National Hands & Voices ASTra page as well.

Parental Rights Summary 
Hands & Voices

This brief summary is provided to help you, as a parent, understand your rights under both federal and state laws. This summary is not a replacement for your school district Parents’ Rights handout. 

IEP Meeting Planner 
Hands & Voices
504 and IDEA Comparison Chart 
Nebraska Department of Education
Spanish Advocacy Videos
Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children share their experience of using advocacy skills towards building a strong support system for their child’s educational environment.
How to Organize Your Child’s IEP Binder

Communicating with Baby:
Tips and Milestones for ages birth to 5 years
IEP/504 Checklist 
Hands & Voices
Prior Written Notice Cheat Sheet ​
Nebraska Department of Education
Family Guide to Special Education in Nebraska ​Nebraska Department of Education
Emotionally Preparing Your Child for Preschool
Who is on Your IEP Team? 
The Hello Foundation

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