Families with deaf children

Family Services

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JDA offers:

  • Specialised staff with first-hand experience of deafness and deaf children.
  • One-to-one emotional and practical support focusing on specific needs within the family.
  • Lively social events and informal gatherings, bringing families with deaf and hearing children together and helping build friendships.
  • Impartial up-to-date information and advice on how to assess and access suitable education, speech therapy, audiological services, new technology and benefits.
  • Help in accessing government support and specialist services.
  • Introductions to other parents and network support.
  • Close links with wider deaf organisations, including North London Deaf Children's Society.
  • Referrals to specialists where appropriate.
  • Educational seminars relating to hearing loss, geared to parents of deaf children.
  • Information and guidance on including deaf children in Jewish life and culture.
  • Resource library.
  • Liaison with Jewish schools.

Contact Jody Sacks, JDA Family Services Coordinator.


JDA, Julius Newman House, Woodside Park Road, London N12 8RP

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Name: Jody Sacks

Tel: 020 8446 0502

Email: jody@jdeaf.org.uk

There are currently no events for this service

Please see our full events listing or contact us 

Please note that on the following dates JDA will be closed

Due to the Bank Holiday and the Jewish festival of Shavuot, JDA will be closed on Monday 29th May, Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June. Please note, the Hear to Help service, run by Action on Hearing Loss, will still be taking place on Thursday 1st June between 10am and 12pm.