Media Advisory - Project Kids H.E.A.R. Queen's Park Day - Alliance for
Children Who are Hard of Hearing and Deaf

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - On Monday, October 19, more than 150 parents, health care and education professionals from across Ontario will be at Queen's Park urging MPPs to enact provincial standards of care for all children who are hard of hearing and deaf.

Reception to be held in the legislative dining room from 5-8 p.m. with speakers at 6 p.m.

    
    WHY? Because.....

    -  All children deserve equal opportunity to reach their potential and be
       fully participating members of society.

    -  Currently in Ontario children who are hard of hearing and deaf do not
       have equal access to opportunity, and this is unacceptable.

    -  Children who are hard of hearing and deaf can learn to listen and
       speak, and have the right to access supports and services which will
       enable them to do so.

    -  The Government of Ontario must ensure that equal supports and
       opportunities exist to foster the potential of these children,
       including access to audiological and communication supports province-
       wide.

    PROJECT KIDS H.E.A.R  H - hearing health E - education A - access R -
    resources is an alliance of VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children, the
    Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (Ontario division) and The Ontario
    Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
    

SOURCE VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children

For further information: For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: James Borer, Parent of Two Deaf Children, Leader of the Alliance, cell: (613) 363-3039; Norah-Lynn McIntyre, Executive Director, VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children, (416) 487-7719, cell: (289) 887-1773, www.voicefordeafkids.com

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