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Never Mind, It’s Not Important = Never Mind, You’re Not Important

I was chatting with our adult son recently, reflecting back on his childhood, and the “no never mind” rule came up. I don’t recall who first taught me the “no never mind” rule so unfortunately I can’t give them their … Continue reading 

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The BC Hands & Voices 2018 AGM: Reflecting on the year that was, and planning for the one to come

By Lee Johnston The BC Hands & Voices AGM – held this year on March 5th – always provides an opportunity to reflect and take pride in all our organization has accomplished over the past year. In this month’s article … Continue reading 

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A Fantastic Blend of Education, Inspiration and Connection – My Experience at the 2017 Hands & Voices Leadership Conference

By Lee Johnston In September of last year, I was fortunate to be able to attend the 14th annual Hands & Voices Leadership Conference. Since joining BC Hands & Voices a couple of years ago I had heard only glowing … Continue reading 

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Teresa Kazemir: Going From Strength to Strength After a Decade of Leadership

By Jen Gow BC Hands & Voices was thrilled to award Teresa Kazemir a “Lifetime Honorary Membership” at our recent annual parent workshop “Growing Up with Hands & Voices”. Many of you may already know Teresa from one or more … Continue reading 

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BC Hands & Voices and Guide by Your Side’s 2017 Fall Parent Workshop was a great success!

By Kim Shauer A glimpse into the crystal ball – the perspective of teens & pre-teens who are growing up “Hands & Voices.”  Relationships, language considerations, challenges & more! About 40 parents came out for our workshop this year to … Continue reading 

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From Adrift to Confident: a Parent Shares the Impact BC Hands & Voices has had on her Family

BC Hands & Voices (BC H&V) was recently nominated for the Canada’s Volunteer Awards in the Social Innovator category. While BC H&V has learned that we were not a finalist for the award this year, the following is a letter … Continue reading 

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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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