At the Aussie Deaf Kids board meeting last week, a decision was reached to close our Yahoo! group. We believe that parents need a vibrant and responsive community if they are to receive the support and information they need. The Yahoo! platform appears to no longer be the preferred platform for parents and our group is no longer providing the traffic needed to properly support parents. The group will close at the end of November 2016.
I would encourage parents to join one of our Facebook groups for parent-to-parent support and information. And ‘Like’ our Facebook page so you can get regular news about what is happening around the country for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.
I want to thank all those parents I have come to know, both online and personally, over the 15 or so years as a result of the Yahoo! group. Many of us had young children back then. They are now adults and making their own decisions and way in the world. Thanks especially to Donna O’Mara and Kathy Skehan, who were two of the first members of the Yahoo! group, and helped it grow and prosper. Thank you all for your support and I hope to see your names pop-up in Facebook groups, if you are not already a member.
If you are not a Facebook fan, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will attempt to guide you to appropriate information.
Ann Porter AM
Founder of Aussie Deaf Kids
Parent support groups
- Bilateral hearing loss (closed group – membership required)
- Unilateral hearing loss (closed group – membership required)
- Facebook Page – Public