2017 National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting

When: Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, (All day)

It is that time again to inform parents about the opportunity to attend the 2017 National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting February 26-28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has provided funding for a Family Engagement and Leadership Development Scholarship to be awarded to a parent of a child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing from each state and territory to attend the 2017 National EDHI Meeting.  The NE-EHDI Program greatly appreciates actively involved parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) in our program planning and implementation activities so we can become more “family centered” and better meet the needs of parents and families. Weencourage parents who have not previously attended the EHDI National Meeting and who are interested in being more involved with the state EHDI program to attend.


These scholarships are similar to the parent stipends that have been awarded in past years, but the amount has been increased to $1,000 and expectations and reporting requirements have been changed with more requirements.  


Parents or family members who receive the scholarship will have their registration fee of $350 waived and will be mailed a check for $650 to offset travel and/or accommodation costs of attending the National Meeting. Thus, the total value of the scholarship is $1,000 per person.  The Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program will provide funds to cover the remaining costs for the parent to attend.


A parent who is selected will need to register for the EHDI meeting by January 13, 2017 by visiting www.ehdimeeting.org  and completing the “parent scholarship” registration.  The parent must also complete a W-9 form and return to receive the scholarship check.  As soon as the parent is registered for the 2017 Annual EHDI Meeting and the W-9 form is received, the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) with Utah State University will issue a check for $650 directly to the parent.


If you are interested please complete the attached application and return to me no later than December 7, 2016.  To receive a scholarship, the parent must agree to the attached scholarship requirements. The selected recipient of the scholarship will be notified December 14, 2016.

Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.

Thank you!



Brenda Coufal, Program Manager

Nebraska Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Program

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

301 Centennial Mall South

Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

Phone 402-471-6770     Fax 402-742-2395