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Introduction to Sensory Loss
Sep 27, 2021Virtual
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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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WIN WIN WIN 50/50 Raffle
Oct 1, 2021Online
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WIN-WIN…WIN? That’s right! By participating in the WIN-WIN-WIN 50-50, you are supporting three non-profits and enriching the lives of people who have diverse abilities across Ontario. In 2019, PHSS, DeafBlind Ontario Foundation and Community Living Chatham-Kent formed an integrative partnership to focus on strengthening the collective abilities of all three organizations and share specialized
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Communication 101: Bridging the Gap
Oct 18, 2021Virtual
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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 23, 2021Virtual
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Delight your senses, savour the flavours Discover the intertwining flavours of fine chocolate, wine and “shine” (moonshine) – all from the comfort of home. Our team of experts (Chocolatier, Sommelier, and Whiskey maker) will guide you through an exploration of the senses and engage in lively discussions about the pairings
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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

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