Category Archives: Families to Families

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- Punjabi

My Unilateral World-Punjabi 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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Staying Connected While Physically Distant

By Rabab Elbaharia Since my daughter was identified as hard of hearing, our family has decided to take every possible opportunity to be part of the Deaf and hard of hearing community. We have always found this connection valuable throughout … Continue reading 

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B.C. Sign Language Interpreter Nigel Howard is a “real life superhero” to this deaf 4-year-old

Note- this article was originally published on Vancouver Is Awesome on May 29,2020 and is being reproduced here with permission from the author and Vancouver Is Awesome. ——————————————————————————————————– Our first and only child, Iliyan, was 6 weeks old when we learned … Continue reading 

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Zoom Parent Connect Evening

Connect with other families with dhh children and have some time to share! Whether you’re looking for emotional support, a place to vent, or simply to share the joys… we are here for you! ASL interpreter will be available if … Continue reading 

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