Hi WA Deaf community,
Today, I am wearing my Deaf Australia Board hat, and I want to inform you about four upcoming meetings. Deaf Australia is the national peak advocacy organisation representing Deaf people in Australia. Our CEO, Jen Blyth, will be flying to Perth to meet with Deaf individuals here in WA.
There will be four meetings scheduled for the weekend after this one. Hope you all can be involved please. On Friday night, August 4th, we will have the NDIS review meeting for youth. The purpose of this meeting is to share your experiences with NDIS, including your parents' involvement prior to getting the NDIS. Whether you are now independent or have any positive or negative feedback, we would like to hear from you. Jack Klem will be facilitating this meeting.
On Saturday morning, August 5th, at the Osborne Park Bowling Club, we will have the general NDIS review meeting for Deaf adults. This meeting will provide you with an opportunity to share your positive and negative feedback, among other things. The session will run from 9 am to 11:30 am, and we hope to involve a maximum of 15 people. Please see the text below for more information and to reserve your spot.
The last two meetings will take place on Saturday afternoon at the Herdsman Tavern at Lake Monger, next to the old Access Plus WA office. These meetings will focus on discussing Deaf Australia's constitution, making necessary updates and changes based on your feedback. The fourth meeting will be a community consultation to collect your ideas, feedback, and experiences so that Deaf Australia can advocate effectively for all Deaf people in Australia. You will have the opportunity to ask questions to Jen for more information. I truly hope that all of you can attend. I would love to meet you all and introduce you to Jen. I hope that WA will take the initiative to support what's happening nationally.
For more information, please feel free to contact me. In case I haven't introduced myself, my name is Susan Bates, and my sign name is SB. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.