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52nd Annual Illinois Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Conference

Logo for 2016 ITDHH Conference


Thursday, March 3, 2016 - Saturday, March 5, 2016    
12:00 am


Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 East Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois, 62701

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The latest information and resources related to the education of children with hearing loss.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Under Construction: Building Bright Futures.”  The keynote speakers are Heather Costner on Friday, March 4, and Karen Putz on Saturday, March 5.  The event also features pre-conference workshops

Costner has 10 years of experience in the field of deaf education and she’s currently an assistant principal at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center’s Kendall Demonstration Elementary School.  Putz, the mother of three deaf and hard of hearing teenagers, is the Co-Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infusion at Hands & Voices and co-founder of Illinois Hands & Voices.

2016 ITDHH Conference Brochure

Breakout sessions at the conference include topics such as:

  • Cued Speech
  • Assistive Technology
  • Birth to Three Early Intervention
  • Memory
  • Self-Advocacy
  • And Many More

Information about several other events and possible financial assistance is available on the Illinois Hands & Voices website.

More information is available by phone at (630) 697-3544, by e-mail, and online at