Welcome to the YDA website!

Welcome to our website and thanks for spending time to find out more about us.

Young Deaf Activities, YDA, is focused on young people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing and live or enjoy activities in the South Bucks area.

Our main aim is to bring young deaf and hard of hearing together to have fun by Saturday meetings, holiday events, parent support groups and other activities. We also provide help to families with home based sign language lessons. You’ll be able to see more on this elsewhere in the web-site. The key theme running through all that we do is to have fun!!

Our organisers, staff and volunteers are either deaf themselves or have considerable experience with the deaf community.

YDA is a registered charity and has been established for over 20 years, founded in 1994. We have been running for over 25 years. 

We hope that this website helps you to understand how we can help you or how you can help but if you want to make direct contact with us you’ll find plenty of links throughout this site.

What we do

Young Deaf Activities encourage children and young people with any level of hearing impairment or dual-sensory loss to become confident and independent in any environment.

Provide activities in which these children and young people and their hearing siblings can meet and socialise. (Please see Youth Club and Parent Support Group).

Support hearing parents and siblings of the hearing-impaired child and to enable them to
communicate effectively with their child. (Please see HCC – Home Communication Club).

Establish links with the local deaf community.

Life Skills course for young deaf people.

Free MagazineNEWSFLASH. Over 80 magazines & 80 on email distributed three times a year.

Above all, to have fun.