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THE BUZZ

The Buzz is NDCS’s exciting website especially for deaf children and young people aged between 8 and 18 years old. To visit The Buzz CLICK HERE
The ​National Deaf Children's Society offers a wide range of online events and courses for deaf children, young people, their parents and families. Some examples of the events that they offer are listed below. Full details of the upcoming events calendar, plus how to book your free places are available at ndcs.org.uk/our-services/our-events/ 


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. 


Expert Parent

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.


Happy Futures

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.

volunteering

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.

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