Provide financial assistance to families of deaf/hard of hearing children for; trips to larger centres, to self educate in workshops etc, which may necessitate travel and accommodation.
Provide assistance for medical trips to specialists.
Fund the expenses of guest speakers, for training and development of teachers, parents and students, including payment for their travel and accommodation as required by their organisations.
Raise funds to improve the educational facilities available to the Deaf/Hard of hearing children in Dubbo and surrounding district.
Give parents access to resources, equipment purchased by the support group. We have a small library that all members can use. It includes information on deafness, toys, books, some technological equipment specific for deaf individuals.
Provide emotional support to Deaf/Hard of hearing children, and their families.
Promote community awareness of Deafness and Hearing Impairment.
Organise group functions, family and student camps and meetings for the Deaf community and their families. This serves as an opportunity when families and children can mix, gain new friendships and support and learn from each other.
Act as a support network for families and the Deaf community.
Encourage inter-agency links for improved audiological, health and educational services provided to the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
Fundraising: Activities that we are involved with include fundraising to support our local families. Most of our funding goes towards student/family excursions to give as many experiences as we can in the community. Enjoy some fundraising photos below
The benefits of our fundraising: All fundraising goes back into the children and their families. Some recent examples are purchasing a vibrating baby monitor for a deaf mother, purchasing an ipad and sound system for use at school, purchasing baby sign language books, part funding local Teachers of the Deaf to attend conferences and of course the very popular family camps. See the tab under this one to look at camps over the years.