Category Archives: Advocacy

Learning Together About How to Advocate!

By Teresa Kazemir Our son, Jesse, is hard of hearing and uses hearing aids. Growing up, he had good support services throughout his education – but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t the occasional hiccup.  Jesse used an FM system (also … Continue reading 

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Gallaudet University: A Higher Education

What will school look like for my Deaf child? Is a higher education possible for them if I choose American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary modality of communication? Will they be singled out as the only Deaf person in … Continue reading 

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Try New Things and Find Your Community!

By Eyra Abraham My parents discovered I began to lose hearing when I was about three years old. The hearing loss was unexplainable, but it changed my life’s course. I was the only child with hearing loss within many generations … Continue reading 

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HUMAN RIGHTS BASICS- 中文 (Chinese)

June 7, 2023 (Wednesday) 7–9pm human rights talk – 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese) 欢迎参加,此 Zoom 网上讲座费用全免。讲者使用英语,设有普通话即时传译 报名或查询,请电邮 Amy Ho amyho@bchandsandvoices.com 亦可使用 WhatsApp 或微信与 Amy 联系 WhatsApp: +1 604 351 6013 微信: amyhocanada human rights talk- 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese) 歡迎參加,此 Zoom 網上講座費用全免。講者使用英語,設有國語即時傳譯 … Continue reading 

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Planning for Hearing Technology Upgrades & Services

By Catherine Kalchbrenner When a child ages out of Early Intervention it may become necessary to pay for device upgrades, accessories or services on our own. With improvements in technology and wear and tear on devices, upgrading is generally recommended … Continue reading 

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Asking for Accommodations Can Be Easier Than We Think

As your kids get older and start showing interest in different things, you may start putting them into various classes and workshops on their own. That’s definitely been the case for our family. My child is a preteen and has … Continue reading 

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Building A Foundation for Self-Advocacy

By Joy Santos Becoming a parent opens your eyes and your heart to a world of adventures and emotions. In my experience thus far, it’s been a rollercoaster of dynamic and often conflicting sentiments!  I want to be able to … Continue reading 

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“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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