Simon Hesselberg

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Simon Hesselberg

Head of Community Development, RAD

Simon is the Head of Community Development Team at the Royal Association for Deaf people and he covers London and Southeast of England, working with the Deaf communities, Deaf Centres and Deaf clubs.

Simon was born in Sussex, and then moved to Birmingham where he grew up and attended Braidwood School for the Deaf, which was an oral school and signing was not allowed!

After Simon left school, he worked for Birmingham City Council for 17 years. He then moved to London, where he was the Community Officer for Brent Deaf Peoples Group till 2004. From 2004 to present he worked for RAD.

Started teaching BSL in 1971 with Breakthrough Trust (DeafPLUS) and taught at all levels from Stage 1 to interpreter training. He also taught at degree level for the University of Wolverhampton 1991 to 1994 and the NVQ system at University of Sussex 1999 to 2007. Since 2007, Simon retired from teaching all together!

Simon has been in the Deaf world since 1971 and attended many conferences, congresses and seminars. He has considerable working experiences in Deaf world exhibitions such as Deaf Day at the City Lit for the past 10 years. 

He has presented papers at the World Federation for Deaf people at their congresses at Vienna (1995), Brisbane (1999), Montreal (2003) and Madrid (2007).

Simon's interests include travelling, reading, television, socialising, genealogy, deaf studies and computing.

This page was added on 15/03/2010.

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