We aim to provide children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their families, with the opportunities and skills to face life’s challenges and to celebrate their potential.

Deaf Children Australia provides a range of services to families with deaf and hard of hearing children.

Our services are developed in consultation with families.

We work hard to promote opportunities for families and children to:

  • access unbiased information,
  • become more connected with each other,
  • participate in peer to peer support,
  • access community, recreational and youth activities,
  • engage individually tailored support, and to
  • develop skills in advocacy, relationship building and influence

Deaf Children Australia strives to provide high quality services, and we welcome your feedback on all aspects of our service delivery.

Our aim is to constantly review and improve our ways of working with families.

We support families on their child’s journey with hearing loss by providing information, advocacy and personalised support, as well as establishing parent support groups and bringing families together.

DCA creates opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing children to meet others just like them on regular recreation days as part of the Recreation Program. DCA also offers a range of Auslan resources to encourage children to learn to sign with their families.

Teen-specific events like the Crossing Borders Camp encourage young deaf people to connect with each other, and services such as independent living skills (ILS) and employment services allow teens and young adults to prepare for adulthood and life outside school.

DCA is contactable via social media and the DCA Helpline (email or phone). The DCA Helpline offers personal support for parents, young deaf people and those who work with deaf or hard of hearing children. The Flying Kites newsletter contains client stories, information on the deaf and disability sectors and upcoming events.

The Community Development Program focuses on removing barriers to inclusion deaf children may experience, as well as providing information and opportunities for deaf children and their families to meet others sharing the same experiences.
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Sign for Work Employment is DCA’s free employment service funded by the Federal Government. We help many eligible candidates find work with a focus on the deaf and hard of hearing.
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