Action Deaf Youth
Action Deaf Youth

A huge thank you to Jake's family for their extremely generous donation of Β£1000 via their family business Signature Tiles which will go towards our new garden.

It's hard to believe that this handsome little warrior is now a big 7 years old. He has come such a long way since those early days. Jake was born profoundly deaf at 26 weeks weighing just 2lb and spent the first 9 weeks of his life in the PICU. πŸ‘Ά

Jake and his mum were one of our very first Messy Munchkins families way back in September 2016 when we first opened our doors for younger children. They have been coming along to our play and BSL sessions weekly ever since. πŸ˜€

Jake's mum has been reflecting on her journey with us and told us that before coming to Messy Munchkins, she had never met another deaf child or Deaf adult. She felt incredibly lost but since becoming part of our ADY family, she and Jake have had such a positive journey. Jake has made lots of friends with other deaf children his age, mum has become really good friends with many other parents of deaf children and has actually passed her BSL Level 3 with us and is now doing a post Level 3 course before hopefully embarking on her BSL Level 4. πŸ™Œ

Jake's mum said she simply wouldn't know where they would be today without us; in mum's words: "You have all been there for Jake and myself for 5 years and we would be lost without your support, friendships and guidance. It is a pleasure for us to make this donation."

Jake is doing fantastically well at a local mainstream school where he is top of his class. We love hearing stories like this and we hope this gives other families with younger deaf children a glimpse of the support that is available to them through our Early Childhood Service. Thank you so much Jake, Jillian and all your family at Signature Tiles - we are overwhelmed with your incredible kindness. πŸ’›πŸ’š
Action Deaf Youth
Action Deaf Youth
After 4.5 months it was GREAT to have Play Pack Craigavon back today, albeit in our Belfast premises as our usual venue has not yet reopened. πŸ₯³πŸ˜€πŸ‘Œ

The kids were so happy to be back together. Shoes off and straight into play - they are certainly well at home with us. One wee dude even told us he wanted to sleep in our play room and didn’t want to go home! We reckon Mummy might have been pretty happy to leave him with us for a sleepover! 🀣🀣🀣
Action Deaf Youth
Action Deaf Youth
We are back!

We had so much fun with our 9-12 year old group today. They were so happy to be back and we welcomed some new faces too!

We got to be messy and creative, the results were fab!

-ADY Team 🀩
Action Deaf Youth
Action Deaf Youth
We had a fun last session with Belfast ExposedπŸ“Έ

We cannot wait to display our photographs in their gallery soon and hopefully invite everyone for a viewing night in the near future!

Thank you Belfast Exposed for teaching our young people everything about photography

-ADY Youth Team πŸ˜„

For more information, view our leaflets below.

Our Services

Youth Services

Our Outreach project – Deaf Reaching Beyond, provides opportunities for deaf teens to meet across Northern Ireland. coming together to explore ways of managing and owning their deafness, enabling them to develop skills and may improve their positive well-being.


Early Years

The early years’ service aims to create support mechanisms via a tiered system of support, utilising Active Play and Play Therapy as an agent of change. Active play will serve to be a vehicle to enhance positive non-verbal communication and positive child emotional responses.


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