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Your Child, Your Choices - Courses

An update on the Your Child, Your Choices (YCYC) courses taking place over the next few months.

Courses in Edinburgh and the Lothians:


Parenting a Deaf Child Course in Edinburgh

Wednesday 10am – 12pm

Starting 9th May for 8 weeks

Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DP


Family Sign Language Classes in Linlithgow

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June

10am – 4.30pm (lunch included)

Donaldson’s School, Preston Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 6HZ


Courses in Greater Glasgow:


Family Sign Language Classes in Glasgow

Saturday 10am – 1pm

Starting 28th April for 6 weeks

Sense Scotland, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1EE


Parenting a Deaf Child Course in Glasgow

Monday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Starting 14th May for 6 weeks

St. Roch’s Primary School, 267 Royston Road, Glasgow, G21 2BS


Courses in Highland:

Family Sign Language Classes in Inverness

Friday 10am – 12pm

Starting 20th April for 10 weeks

Hilton Community Centre, Oldtown Road,

Inverness, IV2 4HT


Parenting a Deaf Child Courses

Parenting a Deaf Child Course in Edinburgh

Wednesday 10am – 12pm

Starting 9th May for 8 weeks

Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DP


Parenting a Deaf Child Course in Glasgow

Monday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Starting 14th May for 6 weeks

St. Roch’s Primary School, 267 Royston Road, Glasgow, G21 2BS


Family Sign Language Course

What:  A course to support your family to learn skills in how to communicate every day at home. This includes some British Sign Language (BSL).

Who:  Parents and carers with a child under the age of five with a hearing loss.

Where: Glasgow, Sense Scotland, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1EE

When: Saturday 10am – 1pm

Starts 28th April 2012 for 6 weeks

Where:  Inverness Hilton Community Centre, Oldtown Road, Inverness, IV2 4HT

When:  Friday 10am – 12pm

Starts 20th April 2012 for 10 weeks


Contact and registration:

JOANNE O'DONNELL

Early Years Development Worker
The National Deaf Children's Society

2nd Floor, Empire House, 131 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RX

email Joanne.O' This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

telephone: 0141 354 7856 (voice)

mobile: 07772081452 (voice & text)

switchboard 0141 354 7850 (voice)

textphone 0141 332 6133

fax: 0141 331 2780

www.ndcs.org.uk

Normal working hours, Mon to Fri 8.30 am to 4.30 pm


BME Families Information Day - media coverage !

Edinburgh Evening News has now featured the story about the first information day for BME families of deaf children. The website attracts 275,368 unique readers per month.

http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/health/ethnic-groups-get-deaf-help-1-2163532

Lothian Life, an online county magazine for Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian, has also covered the story; the page with the story has so far been visited 86 times.

http://www.lothianlife.co.uk/2012/03/support-for-deaf-children-from-black-and-ethnic-minority-families/


BME Information Day - Edinburgh

Scottish Minority Deaf Children’s Society (SMDCS) is organising a BME Information Day for families in the Edinburgh and Lothian’s area in partnership with the NDCS. The event will be held on the 17th of March.

The event is aimed at the BME families from the area and will host guest speakers. We have confirmed , an audiologist and a teacher of deaf who will be speaking to the parents on the day and also two young deaf role models from Ingrid’s ‘Who Am I’ project.

There will also be a parents panel , who will talk about their experiences of having a deaf child. There will be language interpreters as required so that families can access information in a language they understand.

Please return the forms to The National Deaf Children’s Society, 131 West Nile Street, 2nd Floor, Empire House, Glasgow, G1 2RX by 20th of February 2012.



Please find the details of the event over here


Read more: BME Information Day - Edinburgh

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