Category Archives: Families to Families

The Silent Language

By Maria Ruiz I tuck her hair Behind her ears Naked Ears Without the aids Without the sounds Only language she hears Is the one my heart speaks My eyes tell She knows This language Well The silence So full … 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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Learning to be Flexible

By Lisa Cable I am the oldest child in my family and a classic “Type A” personality.  As such, I LOVE to be in control.  I want to know what’s going to be happening and actively plan for each and … Continue reading 

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Why I Sign

Author: Kurt Kuzminski Why do I sign? Because it’s beautiful. Because it translates movement into poetry, connecting concepts to ideas, and people to people. It tells us stories in a vivid, visual medium that is intuitively enchanting, and — simultaneously … Continue reading 

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Deaf Parents, Hearing Child

By: Levi Traxler   My wife and I are Deaf, and we use American Sign Language to communicate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We rely on a lot of visual information, such as when I flicker the … Continue reading 

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2021 AGM & Parent Connect Evening “Ask Me Anything”

We’ll begin with a brief 30 minute AGM, where we will share what BC Hands & Voices has accomplished over the past year. Then we’ll dive into our “Ask Me Anything” Session – Hosted by your BC H&V Board of … Continue reading 

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Uncovering a Silver-Lining During Covid-19

By Maria Pucci Having kids in this day and age can feel like a rollercoaster ride. As parents we want to make sure that we keep them in one piece! When you are a parent of more than one child, … Continue reading 

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My Unilateral World- ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

My Unilateral World-ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Link to English Version

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Parent Connect Coffee Night ‘Microtia/Atresia’ 2020

Parent Connect Coffee Night on Zoom- Microtia/Atresia WHO: BC Hands & Voices & Guide By Your Side WHAT: Join us for a special parent night about Microtia/Atresia hosted by Jesse Kazemir, an Engineer and musician with bilateral microtia/atresia who wears BAHS (Bone Anchored Hearing … 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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