Sharing the Journey

Supporting parents and families of d/Deaf and hard of hearing children.

 

Welcome

Are you the parent of a d/Deaf or hard of hearing child? Whether your child is a newly identified toddler or a tech-loving teenager, Sharing the Journey can help.


We are an independent organisation established by parents of d/Deaf and hard of hearing children. Our goal is to provide information and support to other parents of d/Deaf and hard of hearing children, regardless of the communication, education and technological decisions they have made or will make for their children.


This means we will support you whether your child speaks or signs; whether he attends mainstream or special school; whether he has a cochlear implant or not. We welcome all parents and all children and strive to maintain a culture of mutual respect at all times.

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We can help:

Many parents of d/Deaf and hard of hearing children have concerns about supporting their child's communication, education, and social inclusion needs. We can help you address these concerns by:


  • Introducing you to other parents of D/HH children, who can offer support and practical information.
  • Introducing you to D/HH adults, who can answer your questions and share their experiences.
  • Providing information on Early Communication Intervention, so you can give your child the best possible start.
  • Providing opportunities for d/Deaf and hard of hearing children to socialise in a fun, supportive and respectful environment.
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Our Aims:

Sharing the Journey is a parent-led, independent, parent to parent association.

Our aims are:

  • To provide parent to parent support for all parents of d/Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) children.
  • To promote mutual respect for all parents and families of D/HH children, irrespective of communication, education and technological decisions they have made or will make for their children.
  • To provide access to the most up-to-date research information on all issues relating to D/HH children.
  • To raise awareness of the educational and communication needs of D/HH children.
  • To provide educational, recreational and social activities for D/HH children and their families.
  • To liaise with all organisations and associations working with or on behalf of D/HH children.
  • To become a representative and advocacy body for parents of D/HH children.


News & Events:


News

  • Speech & Language Services for 0 to 6 year-olds

  • ISL everywhere

Events

  • Family-centred Irish Sign Language (ISL).

  • Let’s Explore – Music and Numicon

  • Our little Signers

  • Family Centred Early Intervention Initiative

  • Play Dates


Our promise to you

Making decisions is seldom easy. Every child is unique; every family is different. We support the right of parents to make choices that best suit their needs, and we welcome all parents and their d/ Deaf and hard of hearing children, regardless of those choices.

There are many twists and turns on the road of parenting a d/Deaf or hard of hearing child. At different times, you may need different levels of support. You may have questions that seem silly or problems that seem insurmountable. You may need a little reassurance in times of transition.

Whatever the case, we understand. We're parents of d/Deaf and hard of hearing children ourselves.

We're here to help you, whenever you need us, for as long as you need us.

Contact

We can be contacted by email, phone, post or you can submit a message directly to us by filling in this form.

We look forward to hearing from you...!

Sharing the Journey.
No.1 Marion Campus
Ratoath Road
Cabra
Dublin 7
P: 087-916-3168
P: 085-722-5659
Email:
sharingthejourney2011@gmail.com