Deaf Services

Behind the Scenes
- Rosie Pert

  Recently Deaf Services and the Deaf Society’s aged care program Ageing Well celebrated its official launch in South Australia with a morning tea at Adelaide’s Goodwood Community Centre.  The launch was attended in-person by 60 people, along with Ageing Well Senior Support Planner Caroline Conlon and Auslan Programs Coordinator at TafeSA Katrina Parker.   Along with delicious refreshments (including two incredible cakes from Torrensville Cheesecake Shop) and an opportunity to catch up as Ageing Well Launches in South Australia

Deaf Services
- Rosie Pert

  Your support of The Deaf Lottery means we can continue to innovate our service delivery to ensure all Deaf Australians stay connected.  We recently attended the All Abilities Expo in Darwin, where, at the time, no Auslan interpreters were present in the Northen Territory.  Thinking quickly, our NT Service Access and Information Facilitator Debbie Kennewell liaised with our interpreting serviceAuslan Connections to organise a virtual interpreter to appear Staying Connected in the NT

In the Community
- DeafAdmin

  Jamie Howell and Mia Walsh were the driving force behind our recent Deaf Lottery funded Auslan Footy events, but their bond stretches back even further. We caught up with them to find out what being a “good teammate” really means.    While there was no doubt in Jamie Howell’s mind that she would join the Yeronga South Brisbane Devils AFL Auslan, AFL and Inclusion: Jamie and Mia’s Story

Deaf Services
- DeafAdmin

  While COVID-19 has proven an insurmountable challenge for many Australian businesses, The Deaf Lottery used the opportunity to reinvent its work and recruitment strategy – a decision that is delivering rewards.    The Deaf Lottery is the primary fundraising arm of Deaf Services and the Deaf Society, the largest whole of life service provider Deaf Lottery Innovates for Success

Where Your Support Goes
- DeafAdmin

Renee found the perfect fit for her whole family with early intervention service Hear for Kids, and couldn’t be happier.    Renee from Atherton in regional Queensland discovered Hear for Kids in 2011, after struggling to find suitable support for her son Kienan. She knew straight away she was making the right decision.     “When we were looking at A Family Auslan Bond

Where Your Support Goes
- DeafAdmin

For Jema and her five year-old daughter Lexi, living in a regional area during a pandemic was no barrier to receiving support from early intervention service Hear for Kids.    Jema’s daughter Lexi was diagnosed with hearing loss during a hearing assessment in 2019, an experience which Jema describes as a bolt from the blue.     “I Jema and Lexi’s Story

Two people walking on the beach and signing
Deaf Services
- DeafAdmin

How KC turned her love of a “secret language” into a career in Auslan.  Kelliemarie Lawton (“KC” to her friends) always knew sign language would be part of her life. Growing up in the UK, she says she remembers always wanting to learn it. “Ever since I was a child, I was interested in it,” she says. “I KC’s Auslan Journey