Our NDIS Services
The introduction of the NDIS provides new opportunities for children, young people and their families to access services from Deaf Children Australia and other service providers. Working flexibly, we can provide the following services through the NDIS with all programs built around the unique goals and aspirations of every child, young person and family. Whether starting or reviewing your current plan, you can ask for a range of the services DCA provides.
DCA provides regular group programs and activities that build peer networks and encourage positive friendships. We run creative, cultural, social and recreational activities, along with fun camps.
Flexible one on one or group support to enable children and young people to participate more fully in community life. This might involve activities such as dance or art classes, football or basketball games for example.
An independent future
Mentoring and Peer support
DCA have deaf and hard of hearing mentors who use a variety of communication methods who can work with young people to:
- Build confidence
- Increase resilience and a sense of self-worth
- Make plans for the future and pursue their goals.
Improved daily living skills
DCA offers practical support on a one on one or group basis to young people who would like to strengthen their independent living skills such as:
- Support with decision making
- Support with budgets
- Travel training
- Adult living skills (cooking, shopping, household management etc.)
- In home support
Increased social and community participation,
DCA offers practical support on a one on one or group basis to young people who would like to increase their participation in social and community activities, such as:
- Social events
- Community activities
- Sports events
Skills for employment or further studies
We can provide one on one or group support to help young people develop the skills and confidence to find meaningful employment, return to school or prepare for TAFE or university.
Deaf and hard of hearing children and young people often have additional needs in terms of their psychological health and wellbeing. Through our professional psychological services, we can support them through a variety of emotional, social, behavioural and academic challenges, as well as helping to promote optimal health and wellbeing.
Auslan tutoring can be provided in a range of formats and online
- Auslan tutoring (client)
- Auslan tutoring (family)
- Auslan tutoring (group)
Deafness Awareness Training
Deafness awareness training is available for schools and community activities such as sports clubs, assisting them to provide a fully supportive and inclusive environment for deaf and hard of hearing children and young people.