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Welcome Families!

If you have a child who is Deaf or hard of hearing and you are looking for more information about American Sign Language (ASL), we encourage you to explore the up-to-date information and resources about ASL available in Ontario on our site.

The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services contracts with Silent Voice to provide Infant Hearing Program (IHP) ASL services for children with permanent hearing loss that are part of IHP.

Some IHP families together with their team of professionals will have a discussion about learning ASL for their child. If your child will be learning ASL, they will be working with an ASL Consultant. Our ASL Consultants facilitate, motivate and empower families to provide a language rich environment for their child to acquire ASL.

We have carefully selected a wide array of information from different websites, research, educational institutions, agencies, organizations, programs & services and complied brief introductory summaries of the resources on our website. The on-line resources are organized into three sections:

Bring ASL Home
This section includes direct links to different apps, books, DVDs, games, YouTube channels, and websites that will interest your Deaf child and the whole family.

Get Involved
This section provides information and resources on how you can participate in the world of ASL and the Deaf community in Ontario. This includes information on ASL family-friendly events, programs, organizations, ASL classes in Ontario and much more.

Learn
This section guides the family of a Deaf child on a journey into the world of ASL, ASL-English bilinguals, and the Deaf community.

Are you searching for specific information that is not on this website? Please contact us.

Welcome aboard,

Megan Youngs
Director of IHP ASL Services
Silent Voice Canada
m.youngs@silentvoice.ca

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Upcoming Events

May 2019

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Ernest c Drury School for the Deaf Play and Learning Centre, 255 Ontario St South
Milton, ON Canada
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May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Manor at the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf, 2395 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON M2L 1A2 Canada

This workshop will provide parents an opportunity to learn about the experiences of parents and caregivers of children who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Interactive discussion will be encouraged. The Manor, Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf 2395 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON, M2L 1A2 Thursday May 23rd, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Please RSVP by May 16th, 2019 (416) 338-8255 or earlyabilities@toronto.ca

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May 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 29, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on April 12, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on April 26, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on May 10, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on May 24, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 7, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 21, 2019 at 9:30am

Kidz360, 200-3431 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON m6s2s4 Canada

The Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch is hosting a play group at Kidz360, 200-3431 Dundas Street West Toronto select Fridays from 9:30-11:30am. Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their siblings ages 0-6 welcome! Contact lucia.jackson@ontario.ca .

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May 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 26, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on May 10, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on May 24, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 7, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on June 21, 2019 at 9:30am

Kidz360, 200-3431 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON m6s2s4 Canada

The Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch Home Visiting Program is excited to offer a new ASL playgroup for children ages 0-6 who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Parents, caregivers, and siblings of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children are all welcome! At the playgroup you and your child can: – Meet other parents and caregivers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children – Allow your child to socialize with other Deaf and Hard of Hearing children – Experience new…

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May 24 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:45pm on Monday and Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

Wexford Public School, 1050 Pharmacy Avenue
Scarborough, ON M1R2H1 Canada
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