Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-579-3328
Fax 905-728-1183
E-Mail info@durhamdeaf.org
Website www.durhamdeaf.org
Located In Community Oshawa
Address 750 King St E
Oshawa, ON L1H 1G9
 
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Intersection Harmony Rd and King St E
Contact Information
Primary Contact Yvonne Brown, Executive Director; Email: ybrown@durhamdeaf.org
Update Email (Private) info@durhamdeaf.org
Description & Services
Description (Service) Services and educational programs to promote self reliance and cultural awareness within the Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing community 
 
American Sign Language (ASL) Instruction 
An Introduction to ASL program is offered twice a week at our centre. There is a fee for this service. 
 
Literacy and Basic Skills - Deaf Adult Upgrading Program 
Upgrade math, English, reading, writing and computer skills * classes are taught in American Sign Language 
 
Interpreting Services 
Qualified ASL English interpreters can be booked through the Ontario Interpreting Services (OIS) at the Canadian Hearing Society 
 
Community Support Services 
Assistance with telephone calls, filling out forms, reading correspondence, making appointments, etc 
 
Children's Programs 
Integrated recreation program for children, both deaf and hearing, including a number of children and family events, special holiday parties * Summer Day camps 
 
Public Education Presentations 
DDS can provide speakers to visit service clubs, schools, businesses and other organizations to provide information about DDS and the Deaf community 
 
Workshops 
Workshops are provided throughout the year on a number of topics for interpreters and the Deaf community 
 
Information and Referral Services 
Staff are available to answer inquiries about current and upcoming programs and services, and makes referrals as required 
 
Durham Deaf Club (DDC) and the Oshawa Deaf Senior Citizens (ODSC)  
Clubs host social events for members of the Deaf community, and welcome hearing members wanting to become involved in the community  
 
BCRS (Bell Canada Relay Service): Hearing people can reach a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person (who has a TTY) by first calling 1-800-855-0511 * Deaf or Hard of Hearing people can reach Hearing people by first calling 711 from a TTY
Hours Mon-Thurs 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing * Deaf Literacy Program have minimum age of 18
Application See website or call for information
Languages English ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees Program - Introduction to Sign Language ; None
Other Details
Meetings Monthly
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Visual and audio fire alarm

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