Category Archives: Advocacy

“School Transition Information Night” for Chinese Speaking Families Wednesday May 5, 2021

BC Hands & Voices & Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services present “School Transition Information Night” for Chinese Speaking Families Wednesday May 5, 2021 7:00-8:30pm. This event is similar to the event happening on May 26th put on by … Continue reading 

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O.U.R. Children Project ‘What do parents need to know about keeping their DHH children safe?’ Webinar

Join us for our upcoming Webinar! This webinar is a part of the O.U.R. Children Project (O=Observe, U=Understand, R=Respond) Presenters Harold A. Johnson and Sara Kennedy will outline strategies to ensure personal safety for young children who are deaf and … Continue reading 

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BC Hands & Voices presents “Finding Unity in our Diversity: Family stories of raising young children who are deaf and hard of hearing.”

CHECK OUT OUR NEW BOOK!! Connecting with others who have shared life experiences is one of the joys of being human.  In our ever-changing world, those connections aren’t always present when we need them most.  And so we are excited … Continue reading 

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Helping your Child Succeed this Fall – Individual Education Plans Source: Children’s Craniofacial Association’s Parent Panel

The Children’s Craniofacial Association is an American organization that our family has followed since our child was born with facial differences. Their mission is to empower and give hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. You can check … Continue reading 

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A Helpful Tool for People Supporting Your DHH Child

A note about this article- I’m writing this as a parent, this is just my experience and what’s helped us. It’s not an official Hands & Voices tool. It’s just a template I created because I thought it might be … Continue reading 

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Revisiting the Birds and the Bees: The Importance of Speaking Frankly to Our Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children About Their Sexual Health

By: Jennifer Gow In the early days of motherhood, my days were often focused on the here and now, putting one foot in front of the other to keep up with my children, and with the whirlwind of family life. … Continue reading 

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Supporting Deaf Children with Multiple Challenges: A Parent Perspective

This article first appeared in the Oxford University Press. Author’s note to readers: This was a difficult article to be asked to write as I have not personally lived the experience as a parent of a deaf child with additional … Continue reading 

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From Swimming to Swan Lake – Language and Learning Go Hand in Hand

By Brianne Braun Whether your child is deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing, chances are they will be involved in recreational programs at some point in their childhood. For our American Sign Language (ASL) using kids, we must ensure that … Continue reading 

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Experiences traveling with a Deaf child

By Joy Santos Traveling was a huge part of my childhood, and it is something that I would like for my daughter, Teanna, to experience in hers. We make travel plans as much as we can, be it quick weekend … Continue reading 

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Ipad Apps for Speech, Vocabulary and Auditory Development

By Catherine Kalchbrenner Ipads and other tablets have become an everyday household device. With prudent selection of appropriate apps, they can be a useful tool to support learning in our children but, unguided, they can be little more than a … Continue reading 

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