CCHAT Uncorked 2021
9th Annual CCHAT Uncorked Fill the Silence Event
On Friday, June 4th, CCHAT held its 9th annual CCHAT Uncorked, a virtual event that aired live on YouTube! A festive evening was highlighted by the joyful performances of CCHAT students. Meanwhile, the CCHAT community came together to raise over...
...in support of the CCHAT program and our children with hearing loss! We thank everyone who tuned in, supported the auctions and all of our sponsors for helping to make this a special event!
In case you missed it...
Link to Live CCHAT Uncorked YouTube broadcast
Link to CCHAT Uncorked Auction Catalog
Every day, dozens of children with hearing loss attend the CCHAT Center in Rancho Cordova. They use their hearing aids and cochlear implants to access sound, and CCHAT’s dedicated staff of teachers, speech therapists and audiologists helps them learn how to listen and speak. The kids sing, laugh, play and chat. They read, write, learn math and more. CCHAT’s goal is to empower these children with listening and spoken language skills so that they can enjoy a lifetime of success in their neighborhood schools and beyond.
There is a critical window for language acquisition, and because of that, CCHAT never turns away a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. All of CCHAT’s professional services are provided at NO COST to the families. This sets up fundraising as a vital element of the program and an area where CCHAT relies heavily on the generosity of its community.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN. All proceeds allow CCHAT to continue its life-changing program and ensure children with hearing loss enjoy a future without limits. We greatly appreciate the support of our local community – it means the world to our kids!
Aria, 4, has profound sensorineural hearing loss, which was discovered during her newborn hearing screening. She wears bilateral cochlear implants. Aria's mom, Vianey, remembers, "Aria had been activated for only 3 weeks when she started at CCHAT; sound and listening were brand new to her. Aria wouldn’t be where she is today without the loving teachers, aides and therapists at CCHAT. Aria loves CCHAT, and we do, too!"
"Aria has blossomed this year! She uses 3-5 word sentences to tell me about her day...and her listening comprehension has soared! She can follow 3-step directions and identify pictures based on verbal descriptions. Aria's progress has been amazing!"
- Jody Wassermann, CCHAT Speech Therapist
The Power of CCHAT
CCHAT remains the region's premier spoken language program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. With 11 teachers of the deaf, five speech-language pathologists and two on-site audiologists, CCHAT provides children, birth to 3rd grade, with the foundation to thrive in every avenue of life.
Despite hardships of the past year, CCHAT continued to deliver its life-changing listening and spoken language services WITHOUT INTERRUPTION to more than 50 children with hearing loss. CCHAT also provides newborn hearing diagnostic services and supports more than 200 students who are deaf and hard of hearing in the mainstream.
A Word from our Executive Director
Dear CCHAT supporter,
The past 12 months were very challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we are so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated and advocated for the CCHAT Center through the years. At a time when everything felt uncertain, we found comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about our cause.
As we hopefully turn the corner on Coronavirus, we are prepared to continue providing the structure necessary for students to develop listening, spoken language and academic skills. The work we do is funded through the generosity of individuals like you. It is with this support that we are able to give families the option of spoken language... an option which is truly life changing.
With sincere thanks,