Dec 2020
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David Wilson, CEO
and the team at Deaf Children Australia

Christmas Appeal
Shopping last minute for a Christmas present? Give the gift of hope this Christmas and break down barriers for deaf and hard of hearing children and youth. Learn how your Christmas gift can change lives. Read more.
POD Fun in the Park
Join our POD Support Network in the park to meet other families and carers of deaf and hard of hearing children in a casual and fun environment. To be held at DCA. Event date: Tuesday 19 January, from 10.30am - 12pm. Read more and register.



Are you a deaf or hard of hearing person entering or currently at high school? This one-off online session will equip you with the skills, tools, and confidence to navigate your way successfully through high school. Family, family friends, as well as teachers who work with deaf and hard of hearing youth, are also encouraged to join. Event date: Thursday 21 January 2021. Read more and register.

Get Connected for 12 - 15 yrs

DCA's successful online mentoring course returns in 2021. It provides a fun and engaging way for deaf and hard of hearing students aged 12 - 15 years to build social connections and confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Attendees will make new friends with peers across Australia, develop skills to self-advocate, and manage challenges during the 4-week course. Event dates: 10 February to 3 March and 29 July to 19 August. Read more and register

Paddock to Plate

Paddock to Plate is the ultimate foodie's tour. You'll go behind the scenes of Queen Victoria Market to discover the history, multicultural influences, and the many ways the Market has shaped Melbourne's food culture. It is tailored to 12 - 16 year old deaf and hard of hearing youth. Event date: Thursday 15 April 2021. Read more and register here 

Ready Set Drive

DCA has partnered with CRUDE Ultimate Driving Education for a one-day driver training program for deaf and hard of hearing people wanting to build and further develop their knowledge on driving a vehicle, understanding basic car maintenance, road rules, and more. Event date: Wednesday 7 April 2021. Read more and to register 

Get Connected for 8 - 11 yrs

DCA is excited to launch Get Connected for 8 - 11-year-olds. The feedback received from the program we ran for 12-15-year-olds, highlighted a need to extend the course to other age ranges. Tailored to 8 - 11-year-olds, Get Connected will provide a fun and engaging way for deaf and hard of hearing students to make new friends, develop new skills, and be inspired by our deaf mentors during the 4-week course. Event dates: Wednesday 5 to 26 May 2021. Read more and register

Family Camp

No doubt you are as excited as we are that we can run our fun-filled Family Camp again. It brings together deaf and hard of hearing children of primary school age, parents, and siblings. Everyone will enjoy the wide range of activities on offer. The activities and workshops we run will build connections, communication skills, and create an opportunity to share experiences. Event date: 15 & 16 May 2021. Read more and register

Youth Camp

We are thrilled to launch our Youth Camp in 2021. The two-day camp will take place during the spring school holidays, and is aimed at deaf and hard of hearing secondary school students. It's a unique opportunity for students to make new friends, share experiences, enjoy physical activities, build confidence, and have a lot of fun. We will release details soon. Follow us on Facebook or visit DCA's events website to learn more and to know when registrations will open for the Youth Camp.

597 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004. PO BOX 6466, Melbourne, Victoria 3004
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