Family, Child & Youth Services

Our Family, Child and Youth services provide specialized programming for children with hearing loss of all ages, and their families living in Simcoe County and Muskoka. We believe that with unbiased support and up-to-date and reliable information, families can make the best choices for their child’s early interventions, communication, language, assistive listening technology, habilitation, and education.

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Services for families include:

  • Year-round SOCIAL-RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES for deaf and hard of hearing, school-aged children
  • PARENT-TO-PARENT CONNECTIONS, coffee chats, resources, and advocacy
  • Specialized LANGUAGE AND MUSIC programs for parents and young children
  • Support for YOUTH with hearing loss transitioning to COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY and WORK
  • Access to community events and DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ADULTS and TEENS
  • Individualized FAMILY SUPPORT and consultation

Our organization represents people from all different approaches to, and experiences with, deafness or hearing loss. Our program staff are fluent in American Sign Language, English and French, and provide support in each family’s preferred language(s) or mode of communication.


Specialized services may be made available to meet the needs of children and youth with hearing loss and additional considerations (developmental, behavioural, adaptive communication), including support to their families and/or caregivers.

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