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Congenital deafblindness workshops around Australia

Workshops offered in all states and territories

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Deafblind Information Australia project officers will host a series of one day workshops around Australia until December 2022.

The interactive workshop is suitable for education staff, therapy professionals, families and others caring for or providing services to people born without full vision and hearing. Topics include definitions, causes, maximising functional vision and hearing, teaching and learning strategies and deafblind communication. Bring questions and case studies for personalised learning. The workshops have been funded by an NDIS Information Linkages and Capacity Building Grant and are free to attend. Bookings essential.

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On booking, please advise of any access requirements e.g. Auslan interpreters, alternative format preferences

 

Northern Territory

Date Friday 8th April 2022
Time 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Cost Free. Registration required.
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Queensland

Date Monday 4th April 2022
Time 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location Vision Australia, Coorparoo
Cost Free. Registration required.
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Date Wednesday 6th April 2022
Time 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location Rydges Esplanade Resort, Cairns
Cost Free. Registration required.
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Date June 2022, Exact date to be confirmed
Time 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location University of the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay
Cost Free. Please register
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South Australia

Adelaide: Tuesday, 30th November 2021

Registrations closed. Thank you to Royal Society for the Blind for hosting.

 

Tasmania

Hobart: Thursday, 2nd December 2021

Registrations closed. Thank you Education Department of Tasmania

 

Western Australia

Perth: Friday June 18, 2021

Registrations closed. Workshop well attended.

 

Victoria (Postponed due to travel uncertainties with COVID)

Bendigo, Ballarat, Melbourne

June 28 to 30, 2021

 

Australian Capital Territory (Postponed due to COVID restrictions)

Canberra: Friday July 2, 2021

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New South Wales

Coffs Harbour : Thursday September 30, 2021 (Online via Zoom to those already registered)

Registrations closed. Workshop well attended.

Sydney: Wednesday September 29, 2021 (Cancelled due to COVID lockdown)

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To join the mailing list to find out about new resource releases on congenital deafblindness or enquire about bringing a workshop to your area email Deafblind Information Australia