The Oxfordshire Deaf Children’s Society (ODCS) is a charity that provides opportunities for families with deaf and hearing impaired children in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area to get together for mutual support and to have fun. Most of our members are parents and we have one aim in common: the welfare of hearing impaired children and their families.
Please join us at Cotswold Wildlife Park on Sunday 21 August 2016 at 10 am. The Wildlife Park is located 2 miles south of Burford, and 20 miles west of Oxford (postcode: OX18 4JP). Parking is free and there is ample disabled parking. For more information and directions see the website at http://www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk.
We hope you can join us for this super day out. ODCS will pay the entrance fee for everyone but you will need to bring your own picnic or pay for your own food and drinks from the café.
If you would like to go please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 August and list the names of who will be attending. Let us know if you require support with transport as this can be arranged.
Come and join us for summer fun at our garden party on Saturday 9 July 2016 from 2 – 5 pm. There will be games, swimming and delicious afternoon tea at our usual venue at Brindles, Hinksey Hill, Oxford OX1 5BE.
For more information and booking details see the invite here: summer party 2016.
An experienced Teacher of the Deaf is offering five free music and listening sessions for pre-school deaf children during the summer holidays. These will take place on Thursday mornings in Newbury in Berkshire on 4 August, 11 August, 18 August, 25 August and 1 September 2016 – see the flier for more details: Summer music sessions
For more information and to book a place email email@example.com or text/phone 07773 649998.
We are offering a trip for hearing impaired young people aged 11 -18 to see a captioned performance of Guys and Dolls in London on Thursday 7 July 2016. There will be a workshop and an introduction to set, props and costumes in the morning, followed by the performance in the afternoon. The group will travel by Oxford Tube and underground, accompanied by Fran Simmons and at least one other adult.
The trip is free including transport, but the young people must be members of ODCS and be aged 11-18. Let us know as soon as possible if you would like a place. Please go to the Join page If you need to renew your membership for 2016-17 (due from 1 April 2016) or join ODCS.
For more details about the event see the Mousetrap Theatre Projects website.
Oxfordshire County Council will be recommissioning services for disabled children from April 2017 to include community short breaks (holiday playschemes, after- school activities and youth groups) and short break overnights (respite) at Viking House and Sycamore.
You are invited to give your views on what is important to you. To have your say, please click on the link below. Please respond by 9 June 2016.
Our 2016 AGM will be held on Sunday 22 May from 12.30 pm until 3 pm at the Millennium Hall, Horton-cum-Studley. Lunch will be followed by a circus show, and while the AGM is taking place the children can attend a circus skills workshop.
Please contact Jenny by 15 May 2016 to book your places. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 07863 207496 or ring 01235 834752 to tell her the names of all adults and children attending, ages of the children, and if anyone has specific dietary requirements.