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Ben’s journey to independence

Ben’s journey to independence started with setting a goal, developing the skills and building the confidence to move into his own apartment.   Working with a direct support professional (DSP) helped Ben connect with the supports he needed to express himself...

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Yarn Bombing to Promote JUNE as DEAFBLIND AWARENESS MONTH

Yarn Bombing to Promote JUNE as DEAFBLIND AWARENESS MONTH

DeafBlind Ontario Services has joined a global campaign to build awareness about people who are deafblind by engaging in “yarn bombing” or tactile art installations for the month of June. Yarn bombing is an activity that takes knitted, crocheted or loomed squares of...

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She’s the Happiest Person

She’s the Happiest Person

“She is my angel, my special girl… We have a deep bond and always have,” says Joan, also known as Nanny by her granddaughter, Reilly. “I was there the day she was born… and when she got sick.” At three months, Reilly developed flu-like symptoms and was rushed to...

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Seeing Life Differently

Seeing Life Differently

“Let them” was Anne-Marie’s response to people staring at her son, Steve. Without communication skills, Steve often screamed as a child… a form of expression. But, he could not hear the sound or volume of his frequent screams. Steve is deafblind. Deafblindness is a...

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Things will be different this year, for everyone.

Things will be different this year, for everyone.

The sights and sounds of the holiday season are a vivid memory, relived year after year. Neighbourhoods aglow with twinkling lights, trees adorned with beautiful decorations, warm laughter of loved ones, and the unmistakable murmur of countless shoppers echoing...

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Thank you Bingo World & Gaming Richmond Hill!

Thank you Bingo World & Gaming Richmond Hill!

When you visit Bingo World and Gaming Richmond Hill, you are making a positive impact on local not-for-profit organizations, like DeafBlind Ontario Services, while enjoying hours of entertainment. Funds raised through Charitable Gaming, also known as ‘cGaming’, go...

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