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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

Closed captioning and BSL interpreters will be available at all of our online events. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Upcoming online events

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

Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Wellbeing

  • Thursday 14 October
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • recommended for parents, carers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 4 to 16.

Join us at this session to learn some practical ways to support your child. With the help of our expert, feel more confident about being there to boost your child’s self-esteem and 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.

Troubleshooting Problems at School

  • Monday 25 October
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • recommended for parents, carers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 8 to 14.

What happens if your child has gone back to school after the holidays and things are not going so well? There might be a refusal to wear their hearing aids, concerns around bullying or making friends, or school not demonstrating the deaf awareness that you expected. 

This session will give you an opportunity to share your experiences and concerns with other parents, and get support from our team.

Supporting Your Child to Make Their Own Decisions About Deafness

  • Monday 1 November
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • recommended for parents, carers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 8 to 14.

Join us for a session on ways to build your child's confidence as they make important decisions about their deafness. These may concern their communication preferences, education, technology, medical and other needs.

Three of our in-house experts will deliver the session and provide support. They are: Alison, Emma and Gavin, who specialise in Audiology, Education and Technology.

Learning How to Express Emotions from a Young Age

  • Wednesday 3 November
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • recommended for parents, carers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 0 to 7.

Today we’ll chat about how important it is for children to be able to express their emotions from a young age.

We’ll learn about the different emotions that your child might experience, and think about some practical things that your family can do to help your child explore their emotions.

Real Life Experiences of Deafness, with Suzanne, Juliet and Ellie

  • Monday 8 November
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • recommended for parents, carers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet three of our inspiring volunteers: Suzanne, Juliet and Ellie.

They will be joining our online session to give you an insight into their lives, and sharing their personal experiences of deafness with you. Plus one of our family presenters will talk about their child’s journey, from first diagnosis to the present day.

You’ll be welcome to ask any questions you may have about their experiences.

Stopping Unacceptable Behaviour, with Anne

  • Wednesday 24 November
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • recommended for parents, carers, 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 use at home. Our expert Anne will be on hand to answer your questions and there will be a chance to talk to other families and share ideas.

Anne McRae, Advice and Guidance Officer

Anne has supported children with various additional support needs for over 20 years. As well as being a mum to twin girls who are deaf, she joined the National Deaf Children’s Society as a Parenting Facilitator and Volunteer. More recently she has taken on an Advice and Guidance Officer role. Supporting and sharing information with families to support their child is what she loves best.

Overcoming Sleep Issues for Deaf Children, with Nicola

  • Tuesday 30 November
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • recommended for parents, carers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 0 to 16.

Nicola Corazzo is our resident sleep specialist and a Raising a Deaf Child course tutor. She leads this online session to help you understand the causes of sleep issues for deaf children and provide some ways to overcome them.

Join us to chat to other parents, share your experiences and ask any questions that you may have.

Exploring Your Child’s Deaf Identity, with Emma

  • Wednesday 8 December
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • recommended for parents, carers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents of deaf children aged 0 to 16.

Join our expert Emma Simmons and the team as we explore how you can support your child as they forge their own deaf identity. You’ll hear from our guest speakers about how they did just that, and have a chance to chat to them and other parents.

This session is from our Raising a Deaf Child Programme.