Deafblind Ontario Services Blog
Please read the invitation below from Sue-Lane Wood (University of Groningen) about an upcoming focus group on April 21st.
Dear Members of the Intervenor Community:
I am writing to invite you to attend a focus group meeting on the Canadian Intervention Method for deafblind individuals on Tuesday, April 21 at 5 p.m. on the campus of George Brown College, 200 King St East (room to be advised). The focus group will include professionals working in the field of deafblind communications and Intervention, including Intervenors, teachers and other paraprofessionals.
Happy National Volunteer Week!
Our Vision to 2018
On January 27, 2015 DeafBlind Ontario Services’ Board of Directors approved a new Strategic Plan which indicated an updated mission and vision for the organization:
DeafBlind Ontario Services supports individuals who are deafblind to live and thrive within the community.
Enriching lives one touch at a time.
We worked closely with clients, parents, guardians, stakeholders and staff to create the Strategic Plan, Building On Excellence, that will guide our vision to 2018. By “Building on Excellence”, we strive to build on our solid foundation created in 1989, as we continue to support individuals who are deafblind, providing leadership in deafblind awareness, training, programming and services throughout Ontario.
Do you believe Canadians with long-term disabilities (physical, mental, or developmental) deserve access to essential services and supports such as housing, education, assistive professionals and technologies?
On Friday, February 27th, 2015 DeafBlind Ontario Services hosted its 3rd annual Dining in the Dark at the Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge. Over 175 guests enjoyed an evening of unique sensory experiences, including live entertainment and culinary delights.
Guests arrived at the beautiful Whistle Bear Golf Club where they enjoyed cocktails followed by the unique Dining in the Dark experience. Guests were blindfolded during the dining process, allowing them to rely on the four other senses to create an extraordinary culinary adventure.