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Acknowledgments & Disclaimers

We would like to acknowledge the organizations that make our work in Illinois possible.  We cannot do this alone.  Many organizations and individuals contribute to IL Sound Beginnings whether by recording a presentation, reviewing data or contributing content.  We thank everyone who has assisted our efforts no matter how small a part they play, we're all in this together.  The organizations and programs listed below have provided hours and dollars to support our commitment to serving families who have infants, toddlers and children who are deaf/hard of hearing.  


Illinois Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side

Illinois Department of Public Health Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant

Illinois School for the Deaf

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Health Resources and Services Administration, EHDI Grant

Privacy and Security Notice

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Policies for Individuals under 13 Years of Age

The Illinois Sound Beginnings is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Accordingly, if you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with personally identifying information. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Website Logs

The Illinois Sound Beginnings has the capability to monitor, log, and analyze website traffic. This information is not personally identifiable, and no effort is made to personally identify users with log data. The Illinois Sound Beginnings may use various tools to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to cause harm, or to otherwise damage this site. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use, tampering with, or modification of this site, including supporting hardware and software, may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. If there is an unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Disclaimer of Liability

The Illinois Sound Beginnings, its agencies, and its employees (i) are not liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information on this site, (ii) assume no responsibility for anyone's use of the information, (iii) are not liable for any damages (of any type, for any reason, however caused, or under any theory of liability) arising in any way out of the use of this site, even if advised of the possibility of that damage. Use of this site is governed by the laws of Illinois.

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Disclaimer of Duty to Continue to Provide Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or may have access restricted the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. Use of the Illinois Sound Beginnings website is at the user's sole risk. The Illinois Sound Beginnings does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this site could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes may be made to the information on this site at any time.

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