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Online Information and Advice Sessions

We have a range of free online events that you can join. You'll be able to get lots of information, join discussions with other families, and ask questions to our experts.

What you'll need to join our online events

As long as you have access to any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection then you'll be able to access our online events.

You don't need any previous experience of these online events. You can join in as much or as little as you like. We'll send you everything you need to know to be able to join. We'll also have experts on hand to support you with joining the online event.

For more info about how to join our online events, you can view our video and written guide.

Communication support

Zoom auto generated captions and BSL interpreters will be available at all of our online events. If you have any questions, or require any other communication or language support please email [email protected].

Upcoming online events

Our online sessions are free however places are limited and booking is essential.

Early Education Sessions

  • Join one or both online events in this two-part series
  • recommended for families with children aged from two-and-a-half to four years old.

Join our education and appeals team as we explore how to choose the right school for your child, and look at how you can then ensure that their needs are met at that school. There will be a chance to chat to other parents and also ask our experts questions.

Part one: Choosing the Right School for My Child

  • Took place on Thursday 16 June

As your child approaches school age and you think about applying for your choice of school, we’ll explore together how you can ensure you are choosing the school that meets the needs of your child best. Our experts will be on hand to guide you through the process and answer your questions.

Part two: Ensuring Equality and Inclusion for My Child

  • Thursday 23 June
  • 7pm to 8pm

As you decide on a school for your child, we’ll start to explore how you can ensure that their needs will be met within that school environment, to make sure they get the best out of learning and school life. Our experts will be on hand to talk to you about your child’s rights and answer any questions.

Making the Most of Your Child's Hearing at Home

  • Tuesday 28 June
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0 to 16 years old.

Learn how to care for your child's hearing aids at home and how you can make hearing and listening easier for your child.

My Child’s Mild Hearing Loss

  • Saturday 2 July
  • 10am to 11am
  • Recommended for parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 0 to 16.
  • You may be new to hearing loss or would like to find out more.

In this session we’ll explore the world of mild hearing loss. We'll focus on things that are important for families to consider when trying to best meet their child's needs.

Our expert will be on hand to answer your questions. There will be a chance to talk to other families and share ideas, and our deaf presenters will share their own experiences.

My Child has Unilateral Hearing Loss

  • Saturday 9 July
  • 10am to 11am
  • Recommended for parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 0 to 16.
  • You may be new to hearing loss or would like to find out more.

This session is all about unilateral hearing loss and some of the unique challenges it can bring. As well as hearing from our expert, you'll be able to chat to other families, and our presenters with unilateral hearing loss will share their experiences.

Boosting your child’s self-esteem and wellbeing

  • Thursday 1 September
  • 7pm – 8pm
  • Recommended for families with children aged 4-16 years.

Join us at this session to learn some practical ways to support your child. Discover how to maintain their emotional health and wellbeing during this difficult time.

With the help of our expert, feel more confident about being there to boost your child’s self-esteem and support their wellbeing through good communication. This will help your child to thrive throughout their childhood. It will also empower you to share your experiences of raising a deaf child with other parents.

Stopping Unacceptable Behaviour

  • Thursday 15 September
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • Recommended for parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 0 to 16.

In this session, we’ll talk about different age appropriate strategies to stop unacceptable behaviour that you can implement at home. Our expert will be on hand to answer your questions and there will be a chance to talk to other families and share ideas.

An Intro to Technology and Apps for Deaf Young Children, with Gavin

  • Wednesday 28 September
  • 1pm to 2pm
  • Recommended for families with children aged 0 to 5 years old.

Join our technology expert, Gavin, to learn about how technology can support your child during their early years.

Gavin will share lots of useful information and advice on different types of hearing tech, such as apps and radio aids.