The NDCS has supported many families since it's creation in 1944 . Many of the children join us in adulthood to volunteer - We welcome all our supporters & you can join as a volunteer on our BECOME A MEMBER page.
RADC - Communication with your child
Suitable for families with children aged 0-16 years to explore some of the ways that can help a child communicate. Focus will be on strengthening the building blocks that support the parent-child relationship, which leads to good communication. They will learn simple techniques to encourage communication with a deaf child as they grow and their needs change.
The Expert Parent Programme was originally funded by the Department of Health. It was designed to help parents and carers of deaf and disabled children and young people. Parents learned how to navigate health and other systems, and better understand how they might work to improve outcomes for their children. Since then, the programme has been adapted on behalf of the National Deaf Children’s Society. It focuses on services that support deaf children, including health, education and social care. Parents should attend all 3 sessions.
Parents as Partners
Find out how to become part of your local Children’s Hearing Services Group (CHSWG) and improve services for deaf children.
Online Coffee Mornings
NDCS upcoming coffee mornings are suitable for parents and families of deaf children aged 0-4. You are welcome to join us at more than one coffee morning.
Rhythm and rhyme : An interactive session that you and your child can enjoy together. This will be led by expert Julie Hughes, Chief Executive at The Elizabeth Foundation.
Baby Sign: Join us for a taster session of baby signing and see how it can help early communication.
Sensory Play: Join our early years experts as we look at how sensory play can be fun and help with early learning.
An online event to help support your child’s emotional health and wellbeing.
Online film making for ages 14-18 years
Always wanted to create your own videos at home, or interested in hearing from the experts about filmmaking? Deaf young people are invited to join our interactive online filmmaking workshop, run by Handprint Theatre. There will be various activities, challenges and tricks from the filmmaking experts, and we’ll also introduce how to create a story and characters in your at-home films.
Saturday Social Event for ages 8-14 years
Deaf children and young people are invited to join us for our brand new online social event, where they can meet new friends, play games, chat and have fun.
Online Cooking Masterclass for ages 14-18 years
Cook a delicious meal and learn new skills at our online cooking class! Deaf young people are invited to join us for a brilliant online cooking class. Together we'll create an amazing meal with Chef Yvonne from Yumma Food, who is also deaf.
HOST AN EVENT
For our young deaf members and their families- We will help cover the costs (up to £500) and promote your event! For full details and the application form visit our MEMBER SUPPORT page. or contact us to discuss further.
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