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Aussie Deaf Kids Parent's Conference 2016 will offer a packed program touching on many issues that are important to all parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).


Commencing with al look at the National Disability Insurance Scheme as well as the transition of the Hearing Services Program to the NDIS. Parents will learn from the people implementing these changes - Mr Bruce Bonyhady AM, Chair of the National Disability Agency, and Ms Tracey Duffy, National Manager of the Office of Hearing Services. Mr Mark Wyburn, a committee member of Parents of Deaf Children and a parent living in a NDIS trial site, will provide insights into what these changes will mean to children who are DHH and their families.


Dr Jill Duncan, Director of the Victorian Deaf Education Institute, is at the forefront of bringing emerging evidence from research into the classroom.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme and its possibilities for education require that parents make good decisions on their child’s behalf. Mrs Ann Porter AM, founder and CEO of Aussie Deaf Kids, will present her current PhD research into how parents make informed decisions. She will discuss the decision-making strategies that benefit the child, family, and parents themselves. 


Our afternoon session features the mental well-being of all family members. Ms Kate Greenhalgh, will present her current PhD research into mindfulness and what parents of children who are DHH can do for their own mental well-being. Ms Paula Zalcberg, a teacher of the deaf and family counsellor, will discuss the well-being of the family as a whole, particularly the siblings.  Dr Paul Jacobs, author and researcher, will then talk about his books and research on healthy living with deafness. 


Our day will conclude with a panel of young people sharing their experiences. This will be a unique opportunity for parents to hear other stories and to end the unique day on a good note.


 

Conference Schedule


TimePresentationSpeaker
8.30Registration 
9.00-9.10WelcomeSteve Pascoe
9.15-9.35National Disability Insurance SchemeBruce Bonyhady AM
9.35-9.55Transition of the Hearing Services Program to the NDISTracey Duffy
9.55-10.05A parent perspective of the NDISMark Wyburn
10.05-10.30NDIS panel discussion 
10.30-11.00MORNING TEA 
11.00-11.30Mindfulness and parenting a deaf childKate Greenhalgh
11.30-12.10Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in the 21st CenturyDr Jill Duncan
12.10-12.35Making informed decisionsAnn Porter AM
12.35-1.00Learning from adults living with deafnessDr Paul Jacobs
1.00-2.00LUNCH 
2.00-2.45Building strong familiesPaula Zalcberg
2.45-3.15Shadowlands: Implications of writing a memoir of deafnessDr Donna McDonald
3.15-3.45AFTERNOON TEA 
3.45-4.45My World. Young deaf adults tell their stories

Sophie Li

Jarrad Nicholas

Naomi Frost

Sophie Hallam

Morgan Kaye

4.45-5.00CloseAnn Porter​

 
Date:   Sunday 6 March 2016

 
Time:   9am - 5pm (Registration commences at 8.30am)

 
Venue: Victorian Deaf Education Institute
             597 St Kilda Road Melbourne, VIC. 3004

 
Cost:    $30 Parents 
              $50 Family
             ​ $100 Professionals
 
 

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.
 
The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).

PARKING

Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI’s learning centre.
1. metered street parking available along St Kilda Road and High Street and 
2. all day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend:

 
    •    Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)
    •    Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane. 

 
Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials.

 
Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities on site at VDEI.​​​​​​​​​​​​
 
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ADK Conference Information Booklet (pdf)    (Word - docx)

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Dates and Times

Sunday, March 6, 2016

9:00 AM till 5:00 PM

Add to Calendar3/6/2016 9:00 AM3/6/2016 5:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneAussie Deaf Kids Parents' Conference 2016​​​​​​ Aussie Deaf Kids Parent's Conference 2016 will offer a packed program touching on many issues that are important to all parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).Commencing with al look at the National Disability Insuranc...VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne. VIC 3004Victorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Parents, Families and Professionals
Cost

$30 Parent $50 Family $100 Professional

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne. VIC 3004