overlay

This page is for our members


If you would like to continue reading Close the window using the X

You can view 5 pages to see what we offer our members. You have 5 pages available.
After this we will ask you to join the National Deaf Children’s Society.

to become a free member or sign in with your email address and password to access all areas of our website.


This will give you full access to:

  • The latest information, advice and event listings.
  • Our publications area where you can download, or order, our latest resources.
  • E-newsletters, with tips and real life stories.
  • One to one advice from our Helpline and Children and Families’ Support Officers.


Plus much more!!

Members area

Sign in

Register

Don't have an account?

Join us

Member benefits

  • Information and advice Information and advice to help support deaf children and young people
  • Free Families magazine Inspirational stories, information, support and advice in print and online
  • Email newsletters Information, tips and real-life stories relevant to your child’s age
  • Test our tech Trial new technology to find what works for your child at home or in school
Menu Open mobile desktop menu

My deafness didn't stop me starring in a TV advert

Deaf boy sitting in a chair

George (8), who is profoundly deaf, was very excited to be chosen last year to star in supermarket chain Asda’s Christmas advert.

After spotting an advert on Facebook, George’s mum Sarah sent some photos of him to modelling agency Zebedee Management, a new agency set up to support children and adults with disabilities get into acting and modelling. “George has loved modelling for them,” Sarah says. “When he was chosen for the advert he was very excited he’d be on TV.”

In the advert, George, who wears cochlear implants, can be seen judging presents on a panel with other children using big green and red buttons. George has dyspraxia and sensory processing difficulties so found parts of the five-hour filming challenging. “He worked really hard with the other child actors to keep up and process the director’s requests,” Sarah says. “At points, he got his red and green mixed up and found it difficult to keep in time but he did persevere.

"When he was chosen for the advert, he was very excited he’d be on TV."

“Since starring in the advert George has grown in confidence and enjoyed the attention he’s been given by his hearing peers. He had the advert shown at school on the big screen and friends keep  telling him when they’ve seen it on TV or at the cinema. He’s even done a few autographs!”

Now George is applying for other modelling jobs and the family are hoping we might see him on TV again soon. “I just want him to be happy and secure acting or modelling for as long as he wants to,” Sarah says. “I feel the role helps others see that anything can be possible.”