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Our Family’s Experience at Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS) Immersion Week

Author: parent of a deaf/hard of hearing child Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS)  hosts an ASL Immersion week for parents of deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) kids over the age of 5 once a year during the summer … Continue reading 

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Kindergarten Transition – Considering All Aspects of Access for Your Child

By Alison Nutt The transition from early intervention services and the preschool years into kindergarten and school age services is a time of many changes. Not just for you as parents but also for your kiddos!  As the school year … Continue reading 

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How Do We Join the Deaf Community?

Author: Kim Shauer This was a question asked at our recent Parent Coffee night and a question many other parents of deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) children may also be wondering.   BC Hands & Voices and Guide By Your Side … Continue reading 

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The Big Move- Traditional Chinese

By Anja Rosenke The Big Move- Traditional Chinese Link to English version This translation was made possible with a generous donation of the Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation.

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The Big Move- Simplified Chinese

By Anja Rosenke The Big Move- Simplified Chinese Link to English version This translation was made possible with a generous donation of the Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation.

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The Story of a Chapter: 10 years of BC Hands & Voices

By Teresa Kazemir Ten years ago, in June of 2007, I attended my very first Hands & Voices Leadership conference outside of Denver, Colorado. I will never forget the warm, welcoming, supportive and energizing feeling that radiated from that group … Continue reading 

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If I Can Do It, You Can Do It: Hornby Island Family Deaf Camp

By Andrew Banks Family camping – an event that is enjoyable, but definitely comes with its challenges. Family Deaf Camp, well, this was going to be interesting. These were the thoughts that went through my mind when my wife, Sandra, … Continue reading 

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Navigating New Cultures with My DHH Child

By: Anonymous My family immigrated to Canada when I was two years old, back in the late 70s. That was almost 40 years ago! This past holiday season we decided to take the whole family back to my home country. … Continue reading 

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Our Family’s Experience of the Bilingual-Bicultural Educational Approach

By Joy Santos The Bilingual-Bicultural educational approach for Deaf children is one where the child uses American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language, and English as their second. This is also known as the Bi-Bi approach, and it is … Continue reading 

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What’s In Your Toolbox?

  By Anja Rosenke When I was growing up, my dad napped every evening after work. Some dads maybe poured themselves a drink, some perhaps watched the evening news, but my dad rested. Every night, same time, same spot. Family … Continue reading 

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