The Deaf Children's Society of BC (DCS) is a not-for-profit agency that provides resources, programs, support and information to families with deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to age five. Using a family-centered approach, the professionals at the Deaf Children's Society offer their expertise and guidance as families navigate through opportunities for speech, language, education and communication.
We believe in the right of the family to explore all language and communication opportunities that will fit their unique needs. We believe that all individuals have the right to communicate, to be understood, and participate fully in their own family unit and the community.
At DCS, we support the linguistic and cultural values of the Deaf Community, and recognize the value and importance of the experiences and expertise of Deaf people. We promote inclusive and accessible education and communication for all deaf and hard of hearing children.
Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, the Deaf Children's Society provides services and programs to residents of BC. We are available for consultation for anyone seeking information on sign language, deafness, education of the deaf, speech-language issues of young deaf children and other areas of early intervention.
What is DCS all about?