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DeafBlind Ontario Services + Array Services

Enriching Lives OneTouch and Sign at a Time

Under one umbrella, providing an array of services to people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, non-verbal and deafblind.

Events

Communication 101: Bridging the Gap
Sep 19, 2022Virtual
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Formerly known as Total Communication Approach Workshop This unique workshop provides learning opportunities for organizations or individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of individuals with a sensory loss and communication need. This interactive workshop will address: – Sensory Loss – Characteristics and Implications – Total Communication
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Savour the Senses
Oct 22, 2022Russell, ON
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Engage your senses at this lager than life event! Test your beer IQ and experience a sampling of the Ottawa area’s finest beers – without your eyes! Lagers, ales, pilsners, and IPAs… We’ll be hopping right into beer specifics in this blindfolded tasting experience. Then savour a gourmet dinner, followed
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Personality Dimensions
Oct 23, 2022Virtual
Personality Dimensions Workshop
Join DeafBlind Ontario Services for an interactive virtual workshop of self discovery. Develop a better understanding of and appreciation for yourself and others. Build stronger teams and optimize team performance. Identify personality strengths, similarities and potential challenges. Elevate morale and enthusiasm. Registration deadline is October 23, 2022 at 11:30pm. For
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Introduction to Sensory Loss
Nov 16, 2022Virtual
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This workshop is for organizations and individuals looking to gain knowledge and understanding of vision and hearing losses. This interactive workshop will address: Sensory Loss: ‘Sensory loss’ is a term used to describe loss of the distance senses i.e. sight and hearing – Improve understanding and raise awareness of factors
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Success Stories

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Christie’s Story

Meet Christie, a funny and friendly young woman who enjoys volunteering in her community, spending time outdoors and her favourite activity, swimming! Diagnosed at a young age with Cornelia de Lange syndrome – a genetic disorder present from birth that causes low vision and hearing – Christie is deafblind.

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Impact on Families

Any story on professional caregiving will naturally focus on the individual receiving services and supports, but the family – the other caregivers – should not be overlooked. The impact on them is equally meaningful, and for many, the additional support can “give them back their lives.”

Impact on Families

Any story on professional caregiving will naturally focus on the individual receiving services and supports, but the family – the other caregivers – should not be overlooked. The impact on them is equally meaningful, and for many, the additional support can “give them back their lives.”

Giving That Makes Sense

Give today, and make a difference! Your simple touch will lead to endless opportunities.

An intervenor and man with deafblindness stand outside on a sunny day. The intervenor assists the man with communicating through an iPad.
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