Social groups for teens and children
Hearing-impaired children aged 6-11 years and teens aged 12-18 meet several times a year for social and parapedagogical events. Events in recent years have included arts and craft events, an advocacy workshop, a preparation for high school event, a transition to college/adult services event, craft demonstrations, parties. Teens are asked to speak at parents' groups or in panel discussions and young adults are invited to speak at meetings of the Board of Directors to raise board members’ awareness of the oral deaf experience.
Parents of young children meet approximately once monthly to discuss issues relating to hearing-impairment, parenting, educational options, etc. Parents are also encouraged to join VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children (Montreal Chapter), which holds social events and fundraisers in support of the MOSD and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.