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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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Past Events

May 2019

May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

The ASL Weekend is a two-day event focusing on teaching American Sign Language. This event includes several workshops, small classes and one-on-one attention. Topics covered throughout the weekend include: Reading and literacy, fingerspelling, numbers, STEM, sports, jargon and taboo signs.  The event will be held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 8:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday May 18, 2019 and 8:00 am – 2:00…

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May 21 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

The Manor at the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf, 2395 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON M2L 1A2 Canada
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May 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

The Manor at the Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf, 2395 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON M2L 1A2 Canada
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