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March 2020
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Dear Friends,

Term 1 is already coming to an end with school holidays and Easter quickly approaching. 
We have had a busy start to the year. During Hearing Awareness week we launched the Parent Mentor program in Victoria at the Royal Children's Hospital. Parent mentors will be able to share their experiences with parents of newly diagnosed children with hearing loss.


We have also commenced our school leaver employment service for NDIS participants with funding for Finding and Keeping a Job in their plan. Our School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) team helps people with a disability to transition from school into a job or training, preparing them for the next stage of their lives.

Our School holiday program has been released with a variety of activities to help deaf and hard of hearing children and young people access the community and make new friends. 

After the school holidays Platypus Playgroup will commence. Platypus Playgroup is a playgroup for children aged 0 - 6 and has a bilingual focus. 

Our 2020 Youth Grants will open in the next few weeks. 

There are still some spots left for our Family Camp which will run from June 27 to June 28

DCA

Upcoming events
 
School Holiday Program

Come and have a hit at tennis, or try your hand at pottery. 
With Go Climb and BMX there are events for everyone to make friends and try something new. 
Our Support workers will be able to assist with communication and other assistance. 

Book online

POD Picnic - Victoria

Join us on March 15 at Burwood East Reserve Playground for the a POD Picnic 

Our parent mentors will be in attendance to share their experiences. 


The next POD QLD Picnic will be 21st of March at Shorncliffe

 

DCA Family Camp 

This years Family Camp will be held Saturday June 27 to Sunday June 28. 
This is a chance for the whole family to meet other families with children with a heairng loss. There will be opportunities to share information and participate in fun activities. 
The camp is open to children in primary school. 
Bookings are online.


Platypus Playgroup
 
Platypus Playgroup is a weekly informal inclusive space for parents, their babies and pre-school children who are deaf and hard of hearing to regularly meet.

Register your interest in attending by emailing: 
platypusplaygroupmelb@deafchildren.org.au

Youth Grants
 
2019 Youth Grant Stories

Caitlyn, Saskia, Alan and Eleanor recently completed their 2019 Youth Grant projects. You can read about their projects here. 

2020 Youth Grant applications will be open soon! 
Keep an eye on our Facebook page or the Youth Grants web page

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