Category Archives: Families to Families

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 

Also posted in Advocacy, Articles | Comments Off on A Helpful Tool for People Supporting Your DHH Child

Parent Coffee Night “Microtia/Atresia”

Thursday May 16th 7:00 – 9:00pm Location: Children’s Hearing & Speech, 3575 Kaslo St, Vancouver – Free Parking *Available for families living around the province via teleconference/ video-conference* Join us at a special parent coffee night about Microtia/Atresia. We are … Continue reading 

Also posted in Coffee Night, Events, Microtia/ Atresia | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Parent Coffee Night “Microtia/Atresia”

A Quick Reference Guide for Families with Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in BC

by Brianne Braun We are fortunate to live in a province where there is a lot of support for families with young deaf and hard of hearing children. In fact, there is so much support, it can be a little … Continue reading 

Also posted in Articles | Tagged | Comments Off on A Quick Reference Guide for Families with Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in BC

Ella’s Story

My Family Story Interviewer: Amy HoSubject: Ella Jiang “What does a ladybug eat?” “Why can it fly?”“Why does it crawl like this?”“Will its parents cry when they can’t find it?” These were some of the questions that came flying at … Continue reading 

Also posted in Articles | Comments Off on Ella’s Story

Lessons Learned – A Look Back from 30+ Years of Parenting

By Kim Sanderson Paul and I raised two children.  Ashley, our oldest is hearing, in her 30’s, married to Kris and raising three step-children.  Ashley and Kris just welcomed their first son together, Logan, this year. Cole is profoundly deaf, … Continue reading 

Also posted in Articles, Deaf Culture | Comments Off on Lessons Learned – A Look Back from 30+ Years of Parenting

Deaf Gain – Another Perspective

Author: Rabab Elbaharia The first time I heard the expression “Deaf Gain” I did not understand it. When I asked various people to help explain the phrase, I received answers such as “you can talk while your mouth is full … Continue reading 

Also posted in Articles, Deaf Culture, Microtia/ Atresia | Comments Off on Deaf Gain – Another Perspective

2018 Summer Get-Togethers Around the Province

Summer Play Days in BC Parks! VICTORIA – PRINCE GEORGE – NEW WESTMINSTER Come and get together with other families of deaf/hard of hearing children. Bring your own picnic/snacks, lawn chairs/blanket and water gear if you want to get wet! … Continue reading 

Also posted in Events | Comments Off on 2018 Summer Get-Togethers Around the Province

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

Author: Teresa Kazemir 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 … Continue reading 

Also posted in Articles, Microtia/ Atresia | Comments Off on Never Mind, It’s Not Important = Never Mind, You’re Not Important

Fun Family Picnic 2018

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side, BC Early Hearing Program, CHHA BC Parents’ Branch, Family & Community Services, Family Network for Deaf Children – Deaf Youth Today (DYT) WHAT: An event for deaf/hard of hearing children, their siblings and parents and … Continue reading 

Also posted in Events | Comments Off on Fun Family Picnic 2018

Family Play Day 2018

_________________________ BC Hands & Voices Family Play Day Saturday, May 5th, 2018 12:30pm – 2:30 pm Bridgeview Community Centre 11475 126A St, Surrey, BC V3V 5G8 *Admission by Donation* ($5 / family suggested) Come and get together with other families … Continue reading 

Also posted in Babies, Events | Comments Off on Family Play Day 2018