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Service user involvement is a key theme on this spread. Deaf Parenting UK describes its new training opportunity for Deaf parents to become qualified trainers who can run its Deaf parenting skills courses. And we feature DPN’s award-winning Dis...
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Personal experience
Nicola Batty, a mother with Friedreich's ataxia from Manchester, UK, describes how her experience of parenthood has changed since her son Jack became a teenager.
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The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in the UK is currently running a Campaign for Normal Birth to help change the way that childbirth happens.
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Rosemary Ottaway, a social worker from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, discusses her work with deaf mothers. A member of a family with twelve deaf people she is herself partially deaf and a mother of two sons.
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DPPI launched its new DVD – A guide to pregnancy and childbirth for deaf parents – at King’s College London School of Medicine on 7 March.
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Personal experience
Della Sharpe, a mother with cerebral palsy, from Swindon, UK, writes about making the decision to have a second child after experiencing a head injury.
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A new video, Deaf Parents Gaps in Services, was launched on May 15th 2002. It was made by Sabina Chowdry and funded by SCOPE give it a go Millennium Awards. Sabina is a deaf people’s advocate who has done research into the experience of deaf pa...
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Book reviews
Trudi Collier, deaf mother, native BSL user, counsellor and Vice Chair of Deaf Parenting UK, from Aberdeenshire, UK, reviews a leaflet for D/deaf women. Katie Rowan, independent consultant from London, UK, reviews a leaflet for women with l...
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Jane Wilmot, Vice-Chairman from Royal National Institute for Deaf People London, UK, reviews Paul Preston’s Mother Father Deaf - Living between Sound and Silence published by Harvard University Press (1994).
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Zoe Robertson of Deaf Association of Northern Ireland (DANI) describes the research behind Signing family. DANI is a regional body of the British Deaf Association (BDA) – the largest national charity run by Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) user...
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Bernadette Gregory, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, describes a project to teach student midwives basic British Sign Language.
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Becki Josiah, DPPi Information Officer, describes the Deaf Parenting workshop co-presented by DPPi at the Deafhood conference organised by The Royal Association for Deaf People.
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