Our mission is to provide listening and spoken language support and resources for children and adults with hearing loss.

Our board is dedicated to supporting families throughout the state of Colorado.

As the board of the Colorado Chapter we want to create a community where families of children with hearing loss, professionals, and adults with hearing loss can join together to promote listening and spoken language. We work to provide resources and events to promote self-advocacy for those who choose listening and spoken language. Our chapter also strives to help families and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. We want to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen and talk.

History

The Colorado Chapter of Alexander Graham Bell was founded in 1996 by a group of dedicated parents and professionals who gathered in the backyard of LaFawn and Dusty Biddle to work together with the goal of advocating for deaf and hard of hearing individuals who choose listening and spoken language. The founding board was Ken Klaus, Jill Bader, Barbie Galoob Judy Gorman , Mary Zuercher and Mary Mosher-Stathes.

Our Board Presidents and Years

  • Ken Klaus 1993-1994
  • Sharon Thompson 1994-1995
  • Anne Beiter 1995-1996
  • Mike Bruha 1996-1997
  • Judy Gorman/Mary Mosher-Stathes 1998-1999
  • Mary Bartholomew 2000-2002
  • Carolyn Wolfrum 2003-2004
  • Angela Wieker 2005-2006
  • Regina Squibs 2007-2009
  • Sheryl Muir 2010-2011
  • Rob Frantum-Allen 2012-2013
  • Marti Bleidt 2014-Present