Family Forum: Open House

The Information you Need for the New School Year

Another school year has started and we want your family to know how to navigate the new year. Getting back to school and into a new routine can be extra challenging for deaf or hard of hearing children. During the AG Bell Family Forum: Open House, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced educators, therapists and parent speakers. You will gain a bird’s eye view into the classroom to learn what to expect, tips for navigating your child’s IEP/504 educational plan, self-advocacy, literacy and executive function best practices, social situations and so much more. The line-up is incredible! Parents and caregivers will be able to engage with experts and other parents to gain tools and confidence to implement as children continue through the 2021-2022 school year! Sessions are available for the tracks below to ensure the most age-appropriate content for your child.

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Family Forum Tracks

There will be 3 tracks with age-appropriate content. Each speaker session within the track will feature 30 minutes of speaker presentation, 15 minutes of Q&A, and a 15-minute break. A lively parent panel will follow the speaker presentations. Listen in as 3 parents discuss their experiences navigating school environments as their children grew.
Once you sign up, you will receive a zoom link for your selected track(s).

Communication Access: Automated AI captioning will be provided for all sessions. Requests for additional accessibility must be received by September 24, 2021 at events@agbell.org.

Here is an informational flyer to share with other friends, families, and caregivers!

Forum Flyer



6th-8th GRADE

How to Sign up & Make a Difference

We know this year has been challenging, and there are more challenges ahead. That’s why we are offering this forum as a FREE EVENT to AG Bell members, and only $20 for non-members.

Not an AG Bell member yet? Sign up for your free family membership today, so you can access free family resources and events like this all year long.

We look forward to seeing you at the AG Bell Family Forum: Open House! Sign up today - spots are limited!

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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


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.