Author Archives: BC H&V

Fun Family Picnic 2019

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 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hearing Loss, ADHD, Autism……Oh My!

By Lisa Bayko 2008 was an eventful year. Mike and I got engaged, and while planning our wedding we found out that we were expecting our first child, due August 1, 2009. Priorities shifted and marriage preparations were postponed as … Continue reading 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hearing Loss, ADHD, Autism……Oh My!

2018 President’s Report

President’s Report – reflecting on 2018 The Board Lee Johnston (President), Jen Gow (Vice-president), Teresa Kazemir (Past-president; Secretary), and Amy Ho (Treasurer) formed the executive for this past year. Kim Shauer continued to serve as our GBYS Coordinator, and Dan … Continue reading 

Posted in Administration | Comments Off on 2018 President’s Report

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 

Posted in Coffee Night, Events, Families to Families, 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 

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

Parent Coffee Night- Learning from DHH Adults

  Monday April 8th 2019 7:00 – 9:00pm Location: Sunny Hill Health Centre, 3644 Slocan Street, Vancouver – Free Parking *Available for families living around the province via teleconference/ video-conference*   Join us for a coffee night with special guests … Continue reading 

Posted in Coffee Night, DHH Guides, Events | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Parent Coffee Night- Learning from DHH Adults

2019 AGM & Parent Evening

BC Hands & Voices Parent Evening & AGM Monday March 4, 20197:00 pm – 9:00 pmFree to attend Location: BC Family Hearing Resource Society, Vancouver Satellite Office, #262 – 3665 Kingsway Join us for a casual, social evening! Tea and … Continue reading 

Posted in Coffee Night, Events | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 2019 AGM & Parent Evening

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 

Posted in Articles, Families to Families | Comments Off on Ella’s Story

Revisiting the Birds and the Bees: The Importance of Speaking Frankly to Our Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children About Their Sexual Health

By: Jennifer Gow There are three important reasons to talk to young children about their sexual health. All of them are centered around protection and prevention, with the idea being to keep our children safe, educated and informed. This was … Continue reading 

Posted in Advocacy, Articles, Events | Comments Off on Revisiting the Birds and the Bees: The Importance of Speaking Frankly to Our Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children About Their Sexual Health

Supporting Deaf Children with Multiple Challenges: A Parent Perspective

This article first appeared in the Oxford University Press. Author’s note to readers: This was a difficult article to be asked to write as I have not personally lived the experience as a parent of a deaf child with additional … Continue reading 

Posted in Advocacy, Articles, Deaf Plus | Tagged | Comments Off on Supporting Deaf Children with Multiple Challenges: A Parent Perspective