Programs & Activities
The WAFDC runs programs, activities and events for the Deaf and hard of hearing children and their families in WA. Below are some of our featured activities.
All events, programs and activities are Auslan Interpreted.
Our Peer Parent Mentoring program plays a big role in support for you and your child. It puts trained and experienced parents in contact with other parents who are experiencing a similar journey. The Parent Mentors have been on the journey of hearing loss with their own child/children and are available to support other parents of Deaf and hard of hearing infants and children.
An annual family weekend camp is held in September for families to meet and learn from each other and form connections.
Teenagers from around the Western Australia come together to build friendships, challenge themselves and learn new things.
The camp is lead by young mentors who have attended the camp previously. It is a four-day fun filled activity camp.
Knowledge Sharing Forums
D.E.A.F Express is an annual event where speakers Deliver a talk that is Engaging, Assisting and Factual. Every year, many parents, children and service professionals from the Deaf and hard of hearing community come together to listen to their peers.
D.E.A.F Express is designed to connect, inspire and inform around the Deaf and hard of hearing pathways. Each year there is a theme that the talks surround.
The WAFDC also hosts workshops for Parent Mentors and service professionals to share experiences, advice and ideas on improving the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.
Signing For Families
Signing for Families is a 6-week Auslan (Australian Sign Language) program for all members of the family or friends of a Deaf or hard of hearing child.
The program covers the basics such as questions, animals, adjectives, phrases, verbs and everyday nouns.
Follow us on Facebook or join our Family Network Group mailing list to know when the next Signing for Families begins.
The WAFDC runs family picnics throughout the year in both Perth metro and regional areas to give families and children an opportunity to meet each other in a relaxed ‘come and go’ environment.
Follow us on Facebook and join our Family Network Group to stay up to date with our latest events.