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Roots and Wings

​​​​Roots and Wings is a weekend experience for Nebraska families of newly-identified children who are deaf or hard of hearing, age birth to three years.

Roots and Wings Weekend

The weekend workshop offers families the opportunity to learn about hearing loss, network with others families and professionals, explore communication strategies and discover educational possibilities. Parents, hearing specialists, researchers and community professionals present on a variety of topics and provide supportive resources. Facilitators invite parents to explore how they can create stable roots so that their children can develop strong wings for future success.

The Roots and Wings weekend workshop is available to families at no cost through the collaborative efforts of The Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, Nebraska Department of Education and Boys Town National Research Hospital.

The Roots and Wings Conference is founded on the following guiding principles:

  • Respect that the child who is ​deaf or hard of hearing is, first and foremost, a child whose individual nature, strengths and learning style is to be celebrated.
  • Honor each family’s unique beliefs, traditions and strengths, as it is the family’s right to incorporate these values into their decisions for their child.
  • Empower the family by providing unbiased and up-to-date information to assist the family in promoting optimal social, emotional and educational development in their child.

For more information, or to register for the Roots and Wings ​Conference, please contact Guadalupe Medina at (531) 355-5017 or