Sometimes, the most profound conversations arise when we least expect them. In June, our gathering was less about a structured agenda and more about connecting, sharing experiences, and offering guidance. Little did we know that it would lead to significant milestones and exciting prospects for some of our parents who joined the session last month.

One remarkable outcome was a family taking a significant step towards applying for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). This process can be daunting, but with the support and insights gained during our chat, they found the confidence to embark on this journey, opening doors to essential resources and assistance.

Among our attendees in July 2023 was a parent who brought a unique perspective to the table. Not only was she a parent of a deaf child, but she also happened to be a Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) herself, sporting a cochlear implant.

Our discussions covered a wide variety of topics, from hearing aids to communication. However, a particularly exciting moment came when we had the opportunity to signpost a teenage son to our Young Deaf Adults Group (YDAG) Facebook group. This connection promises to be a valuable resource as he embarks on his career in marketing, providing a supportive network of peers who share similar experiences and aspirations.

As the school year came to an end, we couldn’t help but reflect on the power of community and the impact of genuine conversations between parents and professionals. In our shared stories and collective support, we find strength, resilience, and boundless opportunities. Our mission at DELTA is not just about providing information but fostering connections that inspire and empower.

So, here’s to the unexpected chats, the newfound confidence, and the journeys that lie ahead.

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