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.
- 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-
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