We support Virginians of all ages who are deaf and hard of hearing that choose to pursue the option and outcome of listening and spoken language.  A fun and passionate group of parents, professionals, educators and adults who collaborate with the national AG Bell Association to develop programs, experiences and friendships that support our choice to ensure successful lives of our deaf and HOH family members, friends, clients and selves.

We hope to hear from you if you have questions, ideas or are looking for resources or a community to support you and your family on this hearing journey.  llp4n@virginia.edu

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2019 Events

April 5: 9am-4pm

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program for parents and professionals. Lear how to apply trauma-informed care principals when needed for the exploration of the potential impact pf early diagnosis of hearing loss in children.

April 16, 2019

Virginia Blue Ridge Region Early Hearing Detection Intervention Meeting. For more information email vjabbott@vcu.edu.

May 3-5, 2019

The CARE Project At Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond, VA
Click below learn more about this family weekend retreat for families of infants and young children with hearing loss.

July 26-28

Camp Loud And Clear for 9-13 year olds who's primary disability is that they are deaf or hard of hearing. Activities include swimming, archery, nature studies, hiking, and more set in the rolling terrain of Central Virginia.

Friday, July 26th

SOUND STARTS: Music Class for Kids with Hearing Loss
Charlottesville, VA 9:00-12:00pm (1 - 3 years old) and 1:00-4:00pm (4 - 7 years old)
Registration Link Coming Soon!

August 3rd

Virginia Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Summer Concert with Chamomile & Whiskey
Bluestone Vineyard in Bridgewater, VA
Ticket Link Coming Soon!


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Chapter Resources and Information

A.G.Bell is committed to equipping you with the tools you need to take action. Here, we provide you with resources for further learning that can help you ensure your child has the opportunity to develop language on par with children who have no hearing loss.

Click here to check out the AG Bell Virginia Chapter Blog for additional information on upcoming events happening around our state.

Early Intervention (Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia): 1-800-234-1448 
From birth to three, this government paid for resources can come to your home and help you learn how to use everyday interactions with your child to teach them how to listen and speak. If you have a deaf or hard of hearing child between brith and three and aren't currently enrolled in your city's Early Intervention, don't wait another minute, call today to get started.

The Center for Family Involvement:
The Center for Family Involvement works with families to increase their skills as advocates, mentors and leaders so that families, children and young adults with disabilities can lead the lives they want.  Below are two brochures they created to help deaf and hard of hearing families. 
Virginia's Family Resource Guide For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Kids From Birth To Three
Virginia's Family Resource Guide for Elementary School Aged Kids Who Are Deaf And Hard Of Hearing


Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:
Information and technical assistance for children in the school system who are deaf or hard of hearing. Email Ann Hughes, Specialist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. awhughes@vcu.edu

Virginia Department of Education:
Email Wanda Council, specialist for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deaf-blind. wanda.council@doe.virginia.gov

Reach Us

Alexander Graham Bell Association
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Tel: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221
Fax: 202-337-8314


Our Mission

Working globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. 

We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.