DeafBlind Ontario Services supports people who are deafblind, as well as people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and non-verbal with a developmental disability. Specialized services are customized to each person’s unique needs, method of communication, and goals to live their best life.
Our reach extends into remote communities and urban centres across the province with supported living homes and community services.
DeafBlind Ontario Foundation raises, invests and directs funds to DeafBlind Ontario Services to enhance programs which support the individuals they serve.
Communicating thoughts, feelings and ideas is a basic human need. For those who don’t communicate with words, it can be a much more difficult path to connection, belonging and living a full life.
Our approach is individualized and holistic, led by the wishes of each person supported. We challenge people to try new things, new methods and new activities in an effort to seek out new opportunities, relationships and enriching experiences.
We believe that everyone has the right to decide their own future, to make their own decisions, and to have all information given to them in their preferred mode of communication or language.
My husband and I are very optimistic about Shannon’s future. Our goal for Shannon was always to be as independent as she could be and have a life apart from us with her own life, her own interests and her own friends and was able to go out into the community and participate in activities that Shannon was interested in. We wanted her to have a life of her own and DeafBlind Ontario Services has definitely given her that opportunity to live her best life.
– Kim Flinn, parent