Families Need Families

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Clarke's family event offers fun and learing for children and adults, featuring nationally known speakers! Learn side-by-side with other families of children with hearing loss who are learning to listen and speak.

Join us at Clarke on Saturday, November 10 in Northampton, MA! Make memories and learn side-by-side with other families of children ages 3 through 12 with hearing loss who are learning to listen and speak.

Parents and guardians have the opportunity to take part in presentations held by leading professionals in the field. Age-appropriate programming for your children is included so you can attend sessions worry free. Sign up to learn more!


Complimentary registration for Western Massachusetts families! (courtesy of geographically restricted funding)


The day will take place at Clarke. 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060

Scholarships are available to families in Western Massachusetts. Learn more below!

"The day-long event is designed for families - providing opportunities for parents to learn alongside and network with other parents and for children to make new friends and have fun!"

-Claire Troiano, Director of Clarke Mainstream Services and K-8 School Program


8:30-9:00 am - Arrival and Registration

9:00 am - Children’s Program (ages 3-12) begins

9:15-10:45 am - Opening Session: Janice Gatty, EdD, Family Life: Dynamics that Support and Sustain

11:00 am-12:30 pm - Joni Alberg, PhD, Social Development, What Parents Need to Know

12:45-1:45 pm - Lunch (provided)

1:45 pm - Children’s Program resumes

2:00-3:30 am - Carrie Spangler, AuD, CCC-A, Take the Lead: Advocating for Listening Needs

3:30-4:30 pm - Ice Cream Social (adults and children)

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field of deaf education. Learn more about these formal presentations and discussion sessions here.


Our distinguished faculty for Families Need Families includes Janice Gatty, EdD, Joni Alberg, PhD, and Carrie Spangler, AuD, CCC-A. Learn about them here.


Proceeds from Families Need Families benefit Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.


Call Paula at 413.387.1700 or email Paula.