Monthly Archives: September 2017

Join Us At The DCA/Sign for Work NDIS Youth Workshop!

Deaf Children Australia (DCA) and Sign For Work (Disability Employment Services Provider) are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to come along to a free workshop covering how you can access new opportunities through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS Youth Workshop will include a presentation by Mija Gwyn from the Youth Disability Advocacy Service. Mija will give an overview of the NDIS and how you and your family can access NDIS supports. We will let you know about Deaf Children Australia and Sign For Work services that are available through the NDIS and  launch our exciting new program, Youth WAVE (Work and Vocational Experience). An NDIS Local Area Coordinator (LAC) will explain how you can connect to the services you want.

Join us for some fun activities and the information you need to know to get the most out of the NDIS!

When: Saturday 7 October 2017
Time: 10am – 4:30pm (Morning tea and pizza included)
Where: Deaf Children Australia, 597 St Kilda Rd Melbourne
Cost: Free
Bookings and Remote Access: SMS your name and best contact details to 0499 775 755 or email to let us know if you want a seat or would like to join in the event through live streaming.

Please note limited seats are available so bookings and remote access needs must be notified by Wednesday 4 October.

Captioning and interpreting will be provided. View the event flyer here and the Auslan video below.

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Deaf Chef Breaking ‘Sound Barrier’ – 7 News

As shown on 7 News, Apprentice Chef Lisa Parker is loving her job at at a terrific social enterprise café in Warrandyte, Now & Not Yet. Lisa, who is Deaf, is working there as a 1st Year Apprentice Chef, and DCA’s Employment Service, Sign For Work, has been assisting with her transition into the workplace. Laura Bell from Sign for Work joined Lisa and cafe founder Derek Bradshaw for the 7 News story about inclusion in the workplace and how the Now and Not Yet Cafe is working to break down the barriers and calling for more employers to consider how they recruit. View the video below and click on the CC icon for closed captions.

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