General video from Board Member Susan
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.
Youth video from Jack Klem
Hi. My name is Jack Klem (sign name), and I'm from Perth, WA. I have an exciting announcement that I will be facilitating the youth NDIS review session. This session is important for young Deaf people to discuss how the NDIS can improve to better meet the needs of the Deaf Community. It will take place on the 4th of August from 5:00pm to 8:30pm at The Grove Library, near Cottlesloe train station. This session is an Auslan-only event, so all Deaf, Deafblind, and others are welcome to attend. We will be providing dinner, possibly pizzas. Hope to see you there!
Deaf Australia are coming to Perth for NDIS Review sessions on
Friday 4th August Evening Session – 5pm – 8:30pm
NDIS Youth Review (paid opportunity)
The Grove Library – 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove (near Cottlesloe train station)
Saturday 5th August Morning Session – 9am – 11:30am
NDIS Review (paid opportunity)
Osborne Park Bowling Club – 31 Park St, Tuart Hill
Saturday 5th August Afternoon Session – 1pm-3pm
DA Constitution & Community Consultation
Herdsman Lake Tavern – 33 Herdsman Parade, Wembley
Watch the video to see why your feedback is important to improve NDIS for the Deaf community.
We have limited spots available, and they’re filling up fast!