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Yarn Bombing for National Deafblind Awareness Month

Yarn Bombing for National Deafblind Awareness Month

Colourful displays around the world bring people together for deafblind awareness Throughout June, large trees, fronts of buildings, fences, and lampposts in community spaces across Canada will be decorated with vibrant knit and crochet squares – a form of street art,...

Misconceptions about people with deafblindness

Debunking misconceptions to break down barriers to inclusivity “They can’t live independent lives.” According to Annette Piggott, Senior Client Services Advocate at DeafBlind Ontario Services, this is a common misconception about people with diverse abilities, like...

Ian and Scott’s Story

You’re not seeing double… Meet Ian (left) and Scott (right), 22-year-old identical twins with deafblindness. Here’s their story and how you can make an impact. “Born premature, Ian and Scott have Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and complex medical...
Communication is a Basic Human Right

Communication is a Basic Human Right

For someone that uses sign language, reading material or captioning in English is not the same as receiving it in their first language On World Hearing Day – March 3rd – Sara encourages people to learn more about her first language, American Sign Language (ASL). ASL...
Second Career Fulfills Need for More

Second Career Fulfills Need for More

Jeremy Davis’ second career is about giving back, helping others to live their best lives in a collaborative and team environment. “As a man in my 40s, I was nervous about going back to school to pursue a second career in a Personal Support Worker (PSW) program…...
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