The Community Development team offers support, information and networking opportunities to parents, children, youth, teachers, other professionals and the general community. Our work is varied and driven by the individual needs of families and their children’s community networks.
We facilitate and fund a range of activities including fun days where we work with Visiting Teachers to bring together young deaf students who may be isolated in independent schools for a day of activities with their peers. We remove the barriers for deaf and hard of hearing children through education of the general community to achieve inclusion and access opportunities. We provide workshop and information sessions on deaf awareness to schools, community and sporting centres and other community groups.
We facilitate the linking of parents through Parents of Deaf groups/ Parent Support Groups and Fathers Groups. We host camps for families to meet and support one another and family fun days that involve the broader community.