Archive for September, 2014

NWDP event registrations CLOSING SOON!

NWDP event registrations CLOSING SOON!

Have you got your National Week of Deaf People events registered yet? If not, you need to hurry! Registrations close on Friday 26 September 2014.

If you haven’t registered yet, start thinking now about the types of things you could do to celebrate Deaf people, culture and community. In previous years, Deaf people and organisations have run all sorts of events during NWDP to raise awareness about the Deaf community and celebrate being Deaf.

Check out our NWDP page to get some ideas or for more information.

Once you have got your event idea all worked out (including your promotional flyer!), simply register online at deafaustralia.org.au/nwdp

Get some great suggestions for your events here too.

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Congratulations Dr Maree Madden: new ASLIA President

Congratulations Dr Maree Madden: new ASLIA President

Deaf Australia wishes to congratulate the newly elected President of the Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association (ASLIA): Dr Maree Madden.

Deaf Australia and ASLIA have had a long history of collaboration to ensure that deaf people receive quality interpreters across many areas of life. With so many deaf people now achieving higher levels of employment and working in a variety of fields, it is equally important that interpreters are appropriately qualified to match the needs of deaf consumers.

Read more about ASLIA and Dr Madden’s appointment.

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PWDA: Assisting people with disabilities to access the Royal Commission

PWDA: Assisting people with disabilities to access the Royal Commission

People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy organisation. They are supporting people with disability who may be affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

PWDA can provide individual advocacy to those who are affected, and can support you with deciding whether to participate, and they can also support you while you tell your story to the Royal Commission.

They are also running a comprehensive training program across Australia, developing awareness of the sexual and human rights of people with disability.

PWDA will also provide the Royal Commission with policy advice regarding the key dynamics which make children with disability vulnerable to sexual abuse in institutional settings.

Read more about PWDA, their Ambassador Program, new website and how you can become involved.

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Hospital takes baby from Deaf parents — Media Release

Hospital takes baby from Deaf parents — Media Release

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead has removed a three-month-old baby from her parents last week without warning or appropriate communication. The parents, April Joseph and Anaru Hayward-Semenoff, who are both profoundly deaf and use Auslan to communicate, were completely unaware that the hospital had concerns for the child’s safety until the meeting when they were […]

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