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The NDIS needs your input

01 August, 2018 Ann Porter Parents

The National Disability Insurance Agency NDIA) is inviting parents of young children who are deaf or hard of hearing to a workshop to be held on Tuesday, 21 August in Melbourne. The purpose of this workshop is for the NDIA to hear from your experience and also to obtain feedback on some proposed enhancements to the National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS) pathway experience for children 0 6 years but not exclusively) who are deaf or hard of hearing. I encourage you to attend if you can. This is an opportunity to have your say and directly contribute to the future NDIS...

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Parents attending WHO meeting in Geneva

03 July, 2018 Ann Porter Parents

3 July 2018: Representatives from the Global Coalition of Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children GPODHH) will be attending the 3rd Stakeholder’s Meeting for the WHO Programme on Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Loss on July 3 4, 2018, at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  With funding from Aussie Deaf Kids - a GPODHH member organisation two GPODHH parent leaders will be representing the group’s agenda at the WHO meeting: Bianca Birdsey, MD, the mother of three deaf daughters and Director of South Africa’s Thrive program; and Anisa Ibrahimovic, the mother of a deaf son and an attorney who...

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2018 Annual Appeal

06 June, 2018 Ann Porter Parents

You can donate by going to https://www.givenow.com.au/aussiedeafkids...

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Speech processor upgrades

13 February, 2018 Ann Porter Parents

Australian Hearing has recently extended the upgrade criteria for children and young adults who have a Nucleus 5 CP810) speech processor or older. For more information: https://hearing.com.au/About-hearing/General-Information/Cochlear-Implants/Am-I-eligible-for-an-upgrade-to-speech-processors...

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Mental Health and wellbeing of deaf or hard of hearing infants, children, young people and their families

13 February, 2018 Ann Porter Parents

Presented by the Deafness Mental Health Project Date: Tuesday 27 February Time: 8.30am – 11.30am Venue: Auditorium Level 7, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, 501 Stanley St, South Brisbane Cost: Free catering provided. Register: To register please; Click here Auslan interpreters will be available at the seminar Speakers Alana Roy Counsellor Mental Health Social Worker “The bio-psycho-social-cultural and spiritual health of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People” Sheena Helton Lived experience “Deaf world” Julian Scharf Lived experience “Growing up with a hearing loss” Andrea Murray Advanced Speech Pathologist and Infant Mental Clinician, Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health QCPIMH)...

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