Community events

Student and Family Community Events

To find more events, be sure to check out the Nebraska Association of the Deaf (NeAD), Nebraska Deaf Events, Lincoln Deaf Club, and Omaha Association of the Deaf (OAD).  

No current Student and Family Community Events

ASL @ Home Classes

The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH) is offering free American Sign Language (ASL) classes to parents or families of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the State of Nebraska.   These classes will use the ASL @ Home Curriculum and will begin in Spring 2024. This curriculum is being purchased by the Nebraska Department of Education and will be available to interested families before classes start. Families who are interested in classes are able to choose how they would like to take the classes (i.e one-on-one in person, in-person group class, Zoom, or hybrid).   Also, families willl be able to pick a time slot that will best fit their schedule.

Registration: Registration deadline is December 31, 2023 and can be completed online here.

Mom’s Night Inn

Mom’s Night Inn is an opportunity for moms or female primary caregivers to network and learn about raising a child who has a hearing difference.   

Lincoln: February 3-4, 2024

Registration: Registration required by January 25 and can be completed here.  Participants needing an interpreter or a scholarship must make those requests by January 18. 

Later Gator Virtual 5K for Nebraska Hands and Voices

Join Nebraska’s Hands and Voices Virtual 5K Fundraiser. 

Virtual: Through January 1, 2024

Registration: Register online to participate to benefit the Nebraska Chapter of Hands & Voices. 

ASTra Informational Sessions

Nebraska Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side and Advocacy Support and Training Programs are providing a series of informational Zoom Meetings.   

Sessions Dates and Topics can be found on flyer.  

Registration: Registration can be completed here.  Registration is required 1 week in advance if needing an interpreter or if participants want to send in questions.  

Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition

Students, who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing in grades 9-12 as of Spring 2024, can show their artistic prowess through digital art, film, and animation. They can express their creativity and captivate our judges with their visual storytelling. Whether they’re an emerging digital artist or an experienced filmmaker, this competition is for them.

Click here to learn more.

Parent Series

A series of presentations on important topics related to transition.    


  • October 26
  • November 16
  • January 25
  • February 15
  • March 14
  • April 18


Registration: Register online here.


Save the Date! for this year’s sign camp and sign camp fundraiser.  

Sign Camp Fundraiser: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Sign Camp: Saturday, July 27, 2024

SpiRIT Writing Competition

Students, who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing in grades 10-11 as of Spring 2024, can unleash the power of words by sharing their stories, poems, essays, or any form of written expression. Our writing competition is open to all styles and genres, allowing students to demonstrate their literary talent and connect with fellow writers.

Click here to learn more.

Professional Community Events

No current Professional Community Events