About Our Family Support Services
We provide a comprehensive and unbiased range of information and advice on deafness in general for deaf parents and families with deaf or hard of hearing children. We also signpost our customers to other organisations which we trust and which we know that can provide additional support.
We also provide deaf parents and families with deaf or hard of hearing children with expert advice on various communication methods and education approaches.
Because we work so closely with the Deaf Community in NSW and as many of our staff are deaf, we are ideally placed to provide this expert advice and guidance about deafness in general to deaf parents and families with deaf or hard of hearing children.
This advantage also gives deaf parents and families with deaf or hard of hearing children the opportunity to discover how deaf people have lived with their lives and how they have been successful.
Our Family Support service provides deaf parents and parents with deaf or hard of hearing children a range of advice relating to children from different age groups and categories, and by browsing this section, you will discover how we can help you!
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We also provide services which:
- help parents resolve issues relating to their child’s deafness which may include referrals to other agencies
- educate families and communities about deafness
- advise parents on parenting a deaf or hard of hearing child
- advocate on behalf of families and individuals
At the moment, we don’t offer Auslan courses for children under the age of 14 years and 9 months, and if your family would like to learn Auslan, we can refer you to other organisations which do.
We offer support, information and advice for you in relation to the needs of your deaf or hard of hearing child, and you as a parent or carer of a deaf or hard of hearing child.
Our casework service assigns a Community Worker to liaise closely with deaf parents, or families with deaf or hard of hearing children on a one to one basis to help them work through issues affecting their lives.
Our experience in working with the Deaf Community is often relevant in assisting you with issues relating to your child’s deafness, and if your child has additional needs then we are very well placed to provide assistance as we possess a wealth of experience and expertise.
We are sure that you have had to learn a completely new communication strategy at home because you have a deaf or hard of hearing child, and that by now you will be realising that there is so much more to learn here. We offer a range of seminars and courses which are designed to assist you develop communication strategies at home and please contact us to find out more.
Contact us for further information.