Frustrating about being a Deaf Leader

Do you know what’s frustrating?   I spent years and years studying government. Canadian government. I went to political events, met with parliament members for provincial and federal. I’ve spoken with our Prime Minister several times, even interpreting for him once. I’ve sat in the War Room listening to a discussion on the Indian Act […]


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Mainstreaming, is it possible?

  Of course I’ve stated my view earlier on mainstreaming from my own perspective. However I do need to write a follow up to mainstreaming after my comments reading the failings of the Provincial School Board.  This would be presented based on conclusions from my experiences.   The Province of Ontario is interested in trying […]

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Frustrated with being Deaf

My frustrations with being Deaf   If you’ve read my previous writings, you’d know I’m a strong advocate of proper Deaf Education and Sign Language. I’m not against learning how to speak, but I emphasis it is draining and difficult. Without proper support, it will fail. Without strong advocacy from the parents and the parents […]

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Do we stay open or do we go?

In government circles, they are looking at the failure of so many Deaf students to meet the benchmark of provincial education for Ontario. Somehow, the idea of mainstreaming these students gained traction and the Government started to look at closing the smaller Deaf schools to encourage mainstreaming students but leaving the school in Milton open. […]

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What the Deaf needs in Ontario

We do not need a Deaf Superintendant right now.   Before I get attacked for this, read me out.   The Deaf community needs leaders willing to listen, regardless of if they’re Deaf or not. We need Deaf leaders with education worth the paper they’re written on. It doesn’t matter if they were born Deaf […]

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Notetakers student vs professional

People have asked me why I oppose student notetakers and strongly advocate professionals. Usually their comment is along the lines of “But what’s the difference? The student is in the same class, right?”   Well that’s a valid question, until you understand something called auditory memory. This is something Deaf people do not have. Deaf […]

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