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Virtual – Statewide Annual Parent Conference for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Saturday, April 13, 2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Type

A free, two-part virtual conference for parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing and professionals who work with their children

The Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach will host the Virtual 2024 Conference for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing on two dates:

  • April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • April 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Each date will feature two different topics.

The four sessions will cover:

  • Zones of regulation
  • Growing up Deaf
  • “Sibshops” and sibling mental health
  • Parent self-care

The conference is free and open to parents, caregivers and families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Teachers and professionals serving deaf youth are also welcome to attend.

The conference is parent-safe, meaning the topic of amplification or communication choices is not discussed. All families are encouraged to attend.

See the Statewide Virtual Parent Conference 2024 flyer for more details.

Register for the 2024 conference online.

There will also be in-person family gathering events following the conference. You must register to receive information about when and where the events will be held.

For questions about the conference, please contact Andrea Marwah at