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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at BEGINNINGS, you’ve come to the right place.

Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

Summer is the perfect time to keep kids engaged with fun and enriching activities. Check out these summer activities for children of all ages!

BEGINNINGS is seeking a Parent Educator to join our team. Apply Now!

Every May, we celebrate National Speech-Language-Hearing (NSLH) Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the significance of communication and the challenges faced by individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Communication is a crucial part of the human experience, whether that’s choosing to communicate verbally

BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, a North Carolina nonprofit, is preparing for an upcoming event to provide support and resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in central North Carolina.

BEGINNINGS is seeking a Hispanic Outreach Parent Educator to join our team. Apply Now!

Read more about Joanna Chantemerle as she takes on her new role as Associate Executive Director.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news, events, and information from BEGINNINGS by reading our monthly newsletter!

National Deaf History Month raises awareness about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. With proper awareness, we can share and celebrate their culture and celebrate diversity and inclusiveness.

BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is hosting a FREE Hispanic family day retreat in Raleigh on April 13 and Hispanic family day in Charlotte on May 4.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for our upcoming BBQ, Brews, & Bluegrass event at The Durham Exchange in Durham.

By going green, we create a better environment for ourselves and future generations. Check out these easy ways you can live an altruistic—and green—lifestyle.

Join us for an informative presentation on Special Education Resolution and the Effects of the Pandemic. This free virtual workshop will conclude in a Q&A session with Daniel Brown with the Council for Children's Rights.

Check out the February 2024 edition of the BEGINNINGS monthly newsletter to learn more about resources for families, upcoming events and webinars, and much more!

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

If you’re ready for fun during these cold days, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

BEGINNINGS offers a free Family Workshop for parents and their children with hearing loss.

The NC Walk4Hearing event will be held Sunday, October 8, 2023 at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, NC. Registration opens at 10:30a.m.; there is a stage presentation at noon and the Walk begins at 12:15 p.m. All ages are welcome!

Q&A with Director of Programs Joanna Chantemerle.

Family Retreat featuring guest speakers from The Council for Children's Rights and New Leaf Behavioral Health for the adults, playtime for the kids.

Free August 24 Meet 'n' Greet for the Piedmont Triad.

Parent Educator position is open with BEGINNINGS.

Staff Member Deborah Stroud

Interview with staff member Mary Beth Sholar.

Interview with Parent Educator.

BEGINNINGS is hiring a Parent Educator who will focus on families in eastern NC. Click on the headline above to read more about this fantastic opportunity!

Dinner, cocktails, music, live and silent auctions and more, all to benefit BEGINNINGS' work in North Carolina.

BBQ/Oyster Roast for BEGINNINGS is Friday, October 21. See our promo on CBS 17!

An interview with Melanie Lowek, Parent Educator.

Interview with Parent Educator

BEGINNINGS welcomes submissions from qualified applicants for a Contract Manager Position. Please click on the posting above to see the complete job description. Resumes with cover letters should be sent to

A Q&A with Parent Educator Wilma Rivera.

A new Barbie doll wearing hearing aids has just been unveiled.

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