Author Archives: Jen Lynch

Parent-to-Parent Connections

The Washington DC metro area has a plethora of resources for families. We will be spotlighting a few of these resources over time so families can be aware of outlets that are available to them in order to understand they are not alone in their experiences.

Today’s Spotlight: Family-to-Family Support Network

“The Network was founded in 2013 by Hendi Crosby Kowal, 11 years after the birth of her oldest daughter was identified with a profound hearing loss as a baby. Her goal for the Network was to establish a peer support network among families with children recently identified as deaf or hard of hearing, by providing the opportunity for families to meet others who have experience raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Family-to-Family invites families with deaf and hard of hearing children of all ages to gather, nosh, play, and chat in a Mt. Pleasant home on Sunday, November 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. ” 

See the picture below and be sure to RSVP for more details. Spread the word!

Lots of NEWs at Chattering Children

Chattering Children has a new logo.
We have a new project on GlobalGiving and will be a featured non-profit on GG’s homepage Thursday, October 18. Be sure to Like us on Facebook!
October is Audiology Awareness month–see The New York Times article below.

Chattering Children 
redesigned its logo with a fresh, clean look and to better align with our partner organization, The River School. Thanks to American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA) for donating the design services!

New Project for Infants on GlobalGiving

Chattering Children will be featured on GlobalGiving’s homepage on Thursday, October 18. It is a special opportunity to be a featured non-profit so please share the GlobalGiving link with your friends and family so they can learn about our new crowdfunding project to raise funds to become a Diagnostic Center and provide hearing evaluations to at-risk infants in DC. Members of our community know how important it is for infants to receive diagnostics, counseling and intervention as early as possible. Learn more about our new project.

Please help spread the word!
Our new crowdfunding campaign getting started now! GlobalGiving will share our cause with many more potential donors across the country and around the world, but we also need your help spreading the word. Help us make a difference in the lives of many more infants who need diagnostic evaluations.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Email Chattering Children’s GlobalGiving project to your family, friends, colleagues and anyone who you think might be able to support our project.
  2. Make a gift of $25 or more to help us reach our goal.
  3. Follow and like the Chattering Children Facebook and Instagram pages.
  4. Share our Facebook posts about the project on YOUR Facebook page.

NY Times Article Highlights CI Technology

October is Audiology Awareness Month! The New York Times recently ran an article featuring individuals with hearing loss who starred in The Listening Project documentary, highlighting the incredible impact of cochlear implant technology and auditory training.