Category Archives: Families to Families

Learning Sign Language- Four Ideas to Motivate and Engage Family Members

Author: Nora Maldonado Oftentimes, when a child is diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing, there is an initial outpouring of enthusiasm from friends and relatives who want to learn ASL. It is novel, and people genuinely feel motivated to … Continue reading 

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Lafarge Lake Christmas Lights Walk in partnership with Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS)

In partnership with Provincial Family Services Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDHHS) After the business of the holidays, come and join us for a chance to connect with other families, walk around the lake, and enjoy beautiful lights! … Continue reading 

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My Trip to the Hands & Voices Leadership Conference

By Lisa Cable I was recently privileged to attend the Hands & Voices Leadership Conference in Fairfax, NY. This annual conference is an opportunity for representatives from Hands & Voices chapters across North America to come together, network and learn … Continue reading 

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All About My Hearing Aids

Local parent and H & V board member Rabab Elbaharia shares a book created by her daughter Salma. In Salma’s own words, “Hello… My name is Salma . I’m 8 years old. I identify as Hard of Hearing. I thought … Continue reading 

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At the Table with BC Hands & Voices Presents: “New to the Journey?”

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: Are you just starting on the journey of parenting a deaf/hard of hearing child? Or perhaps you’ve been on this ride for a while and now feel ready to connect with more parents? … Continue reading 

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At the Table with BC Hands & Voices Presents: “Tips for Inclusion-The Early Years”

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: Join us as we discuss advocating for your child’s inclusion and access as you transition them into daycare, preschool, swimming/dance lessons, family gatherings & other activities. Get tips from experienced parents on ways … Continue reading 

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Summer Get-Together 2022

WHO:BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side WHAT: Come and meet up with other families of young deaf/hard of hearing children! This park has a beautiful playground and wading pool. Bring a picnic lunch, blanket/lawn chairs & water gear if you want to get … Continue reading 

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Thoughts from a Grandma

Written by Karen What were your feelings when you first found out about Lily’s (your granddaughter’s) identification as having a hearing loss? Lily was such a beautiful, healthy baby that the diagnosis blindsided us. The biggest question was how and … Continue reading 

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Parent Connect Night on Zoom – Keep Calm & Ask a Mental Health Clinician

CONTACT/INFO: Please register to receive zoom information here: HTTPS://FORMS.GLE/NJKA1K7ZXHSRWDSF9 Download our flyer here: Keep Calm & Ask ‘Mental Health Clinician’ 12.7.2021

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The Enduring Power of Parent Connections

By Kim Shauer I saw a meme recently of “the best relationships are the ones you never saw coming” from the Minds Journal. https://themindsjournal.com/the-best-relationships-are-the-ones-you-never-saw-coming/. This has resonated for me in many aspects of life, but the most unforeseen have to … Continue reading 

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