A lot of happy children all wearing green backpacks and facing computes in the Hear The Cheers Program


20-year anniversary logo with circle and child shape in the center

A woman is reading a book to a group of children with identified hearing loss. Everyone is having a great time!

Every year, we support families of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing children by connecting them with resources, advocacy, information, services, and support. Help us provide the next 20 years of programming for our current and future families by donating $200! That’s $10 per year for 20 years!

We provide:

~ Early Literacy programming
~ Adult role models and tutors
~ Sign Language instruction for families in English and Spanish
~ Family events, workshops, programming and more!

Your donation can support: home visits for families, registration for sign language classes, and the gift of books for children to keep as their own.

Help us celebrate this milestone event by supporting our free programming to families, so that they can receive the invaluable programming that they deserve.


In honor of 20 years of service, our Parent support will transition its programming into the CHS Connections Youth Program, where we connect the home, school, and community for all of our Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing children and their families.

What We Offer…

  • FREE Children & Hearing Loss Resource Notebook
  • Sign Language Classes (English & Spanish)
  • READ Kits (birth to 3)
  • Reading Strategy Videos and Webinars
  • READ Day (Early Childhood to High School)
  • IL Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Day

For Parent Support, email: CHSYouth@anixter.org.

Early Literacy Strategies, information and videos can be found at: