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What we do

Aussie Deaf Kids is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

Aussie Deaf Kids aims to empower parents raising a child with hearing loss through online support, information and advocacy.

We are committed to improving the outcomes of children who are deaf or hard of hearing by:

  • Providing parent-to-parent support through online parent support groups. The support needs to be empathic, informative and supportive of the choices families make.
  • Providing an independent information resource for families raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing in Australia through our website www.aussiedeafkids.org.au. The guiding principle is an intuitive website that provides comprehensive, yet parent-friendly, information from birth to the post-school period. The information should be relevant, meaningful and evidence-based to assist parents to make informed choices about raising their child with hearing loss.
  • Advocating for the rights of children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families to receive the services and support they need to achieve their potential.
  • Collaborating with parents, consumer organisations, service providers and academics to improve services and support for families.

Aussie Deaf Kids is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Guiding our practice is respect for the inherent rights of children and young people to be safe, happy and empowered, as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is not intended as a substitute for independent professional advice.

28-May-2022 6:33 PM (AEST)