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Back issues

Here you can download PDF versions of previous issues of Families magazine.

Families is our quarterly magazine for families with deaf children. It's packed with inspirational real-life stories of deaf children and young people, tips and advice from parents and professionals, adult role models, news, reviews, event listings and loads more.

You can also read the current issue or browse back issue content.

Families magazine - issue 57, autumn 2020

Magazine cover with boys with football

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Families magazine - issue 56, summer 2020

Front cover of the summer issue of NDCS Families magazine showing a young girl smiling and eating an ice cream.

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Families magazine - issue 55, spring 2020

This special wellbeing-themed issue included:

Families magazine – issue 54, winter 2019

Magazine cover

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Families magazine – issue 53, autumn 2019

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Families magazine – issue 52, summer 2019

This issue included:

  • how Megan (20) passed her driving test with a few adjustments
  • why a series of achievements in football have helped Daisy (10) believe in herself again
  • how Phoebe (16) became a tennis champion
  • information about the role of a Teacher of the Deaf
  • parent tips on sharing toys and games with your child.

Families magazine – issue 52, spring 2019

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Families magazine – issue 51, winter 2018

 This issue included:

  • why three-year-old William’s parents chose a childminder for childcare
  • how six-year-old Elliot’s family managed his glue ear
  • how Jovita (14) led a successful museum tour
  • parent tips on how to keep their children safe
  • advice on improving acoustics at your child’s school or nursery.

Families magazine – issue 50, autumn 2018

 This issue included:

  • how four-year-old Oliver’s grandparents have supported his whole family
  • how Suzanne battled against son Edward’s diagnosis of autism
  • how Reuben (14) raised deaf awareness through his transition to mainstream school
  • parent tips on how to support children with their homework
  • our back to school advice to help your child have a successful year.

Families magazine – issue 49, summer 2018

This issue included:

  • how four-year-old Jemima’s parents are preparing her for school
  • why Hannah challenged seven-year-old son William’s school attendance record
  • how Ryan (13) settled into secondary school
  • parent tips on helping your child sleep.

Families magazine – issue 48, spring 2018

Families magazine – issue 47, winter 2017

This issue included:

  • how Isla’s parents handled her deafness and cleft lip and palate
  • how a school Beavers group increased Adalaide’s confidence
  • how Danny found success as a social media and TV star
  • tips to help your deaf child with maths
  • solutions for watching TV as a family.

Families magazine – issue 46, autumn 2017

Families magazine issue 46 autumn 2017

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Families magazine – issue 45, summer 2017

Families magazine issue 45 summer 2017

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Families magazine – issue 44, spring 2017

Families magazine issue 44 spring 2017

This issue included:

  • how Emmie’s parents came to terms with her deafness
  • how a CROS aid helped Monty’s unilateral deafness
  • how Isabella made the transition from specialist to mainstream school
  • why Anwyn decided to learn sign language at age 14
  • how a change in policy has affected 19-year-old Max’s apprenticeship
  • tips from a careers advisor who supports deaf young people into employment.


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