NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
Abeer playing with a car

BME Family stories

In this section you can read a selection of stories about BME families with a deaf child. These stories have all featured in Families, our quarterly magazine for members.  

In this section

Abeer on a swing

Growing in confidence together

When single mum Tayibah's son Abeer was diagnosed as profoundly deaf, she felt lost and alone. Since then she has grown in confidence and is now looking forward to supporting other parents as part of the NDCS BME volunteer network.

aleeya and friends

A family affair

For Nasmin’s children, their grandparents’ house, where their aunty Athiya lives, is a second home. Difficulty communicating meant Aleeya, who’s deaf, couldn’t join in, but the whole family have now learnt how to support her. 


First steps to school

Whether your child prefer using speech or sign, or both, finding the right school for your deaf child is important. You need to know they’ll have the best chance to learn and develop. Mum Eda tells us how she chose one for Joshua.


Back on track

When her daughter started secondary school, Rozena saw her change from a happy girl into a sad, lonely teenager. It took three years of battling, but now 13-year-old Aisha’s back on track and happier than ever.

vijeeth playing the guitar

Guitar hero

16-year-old Vijeeth may have finished his GCSEs, but his exams don’t stop there. Aiming for his grade eight in guitar, he explains why his hearing loss doesn’t come between him and his passion for music.