Durham Deaf Services

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Description
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
  • American Sign Language classes are offered
  • 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
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
Public Education Presentations
  • provide speakers to visit service clubs, schools, businesses and other organizations to provide information about DDS 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





Eligibility
Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing
Deaf Literacy Program adults 18 years and older
Application Process
See website or call/text for information
Office
905-579-3328
Fax
905-728-1183
Web Site
Visit Website
Email
info@durhamdeaf.org
Mailing Address
900 King St E
Oshawa, ON, L1H 1H2
Canada
Languages
American Sign Language, English
Contact
Maggie Doherty-Gilbert, Executive Director
Fees
Deaf Literacy Program - None ; American Sign Language classes - Fee for Service
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Accessibility
Fully Accessible - Visual and audio fire alarm
Legal Status
Nonprofit - Unincorporated
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Copyright
Information Durham
Last Updated On
July 21, 2022
Address
900 King St E
Oshawa, ON, L1H 1H2
Cross street: Harmony Rd and King St E
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Hours of Operation
Mon
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tue
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wed
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thu
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fri
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Durham Region