Join Us for an ASL Social Night in Carleton Place

We will be having an ASL social on February 24, 2023 and we would love it if you could come! It will be from 7pm-9pm at the Tim Hortons at 144 Franktown Road in Carleton Place. Arrive when you can, and leave when you have to. This will be a fun, informal evening where weContinue reading “Join Us for an ASL Social Night in Carleton Place”

Now Accepting Applications for Deaf Storyteller

Black Bear Healing Home is pleased to announce that we are hiring an independent contractor to work as our Deaf Storyteller in Ottawa. Please see below for more info. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us. To apply you can email Lisa a video introducing yourself. We welcome all applicants. PriorityContinue reading “Now Accepting Applications for Deaf Storyteller”

Group Classes at the Carleton Place Public Library

Earlier this spring, Lisa had the pleasure of running a sign language for babies course for the Carleton Place Public Library. For 5 weeks, she met with a group of parents and their babies on Zoom for 45 minutes. Using books, games, and songs, Lisa taught the group how to get started using ASL withContinue reading “Group Classes at the Carleton Place Public Library”

Sign Language for Babies Course Now Available

Learn how to teach your baby sign language. Online from the comfort of anywhere – including your own home! In person classes are also available locally. Lisa uses games, books, and songs to teach you everything you need to know to start signing with your baby. This course is offered on a sliding scale ofContinue reading “Sign Language for Babies Course Now Available”

BBHH Gift Certificates Now Available

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new gift certificates. These gift cards can be used towards any of our services, including our prenatal ASL workshop and our sign language for babies classes. For a complete description of our services, click here. These gift certificates make great baby shower gifts. They can beContinue reading “BBHH Gift Certificates Now Available”

Prenatal ASL Workshop

This 45 minute workshop for pregnant people will introduce you to sign language. Research has shown that teaching your baby sign language will improve cognitive and emotional development. Signing from birth is doable, and this workshop will teach you how. We’ll cover the ASL signs that will get you started and discuss how to createContinue reading “Prenatal ASL Workshop”

Announcing Baby Sign Language Classes

Black Bear Healing Home is pleased to announce that Lisa is now a certified instructor with My Smart Hands. She will be teaching ASL classes to babies and their caregivers throughout Lanark County. The first session of classes will be held in Carleton Place. Stay tuned for dates. Check out this video to see a signing babyContinue reading “Announcing Baby Sign Language Classes”

Signing with Little People!

This picture is from the CROW playgroup held at the arena in Carleton Place. You can read more about Black Bear Healing Home’s involvement with Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW)’s free playgroup here. Lisa is no longer attending all of the Thursday morning playgroups. However, if you are a Deaf parent or caregiver and / or youContinue reading “Signing with Little People!”

Sign and Swing! on July 30

On Saturday, July 30 Black Bear Healing Home will be hosting the next free session of Sign and Swing! from 6pm-7pm at The Yellow Park in Carleton Place (intersection of Bridge Street and Thomas Street). ASL Circle Time will begin at 6:15pm. We’ll start by reading Growing Vegetable Soup, written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. We’llContinue reading “Sign and Swing! on July 30”