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Hear and Say
Ladies Long Lunch
Friday 20th July 2021
This renowned sell-out event is led by three Hear and Say mums – Lisa, Tina and Alex – who have all raised children with hearing loss and know firsthand the impact of Hear and Say’s work
Social Gatherings: BBQ days are advertised and confirmed closer to the events.
Deaf Community Markets
Sunday the 24th October 2021
An annual event open to all members of the community to celebrate diversity, harmony and inclusivity.
The aim is to provide an opportunity for members of the Deaf community to come together with the wider community to engage in activities that entertain, educate, inform and most importantly have fun.
DCM aims to provide an opportunity for local Deaf businesses/stall owners alongside hearing business/stall owners to promote their products where all can participate in an environment that is welcoming and accessible.
Deaf Community Markets (waad.org.au)
Come and Try Auslan
Participate in an interactive session where you’ll learn some basic Auslan in a fun and friendly environment. Designed for those who haven’t yet started signing but would love to come and try!
Community Day and Deaf Exhibition Launch
Celebrate National Week of Deaf People, and the opening of the community’s Deaf exhibition with Deaf Can:Do! The exhibit ‘Expressing Ourselves: being Deaf in SA’ showcases South Australia’s Deaf history and culture.
There’ll be family-friendly activities, some food, and viewings of the exhibit. Everyone is welcome to come, and entry will be free for everyone.
Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Sip and Sign
tbc for 2021
The Duke of Brunswick Hotel and Deaf Can:Do have partnered together to create Adelaide’s first Deaf friendly pub!
Our Sip & Sign social nights are a great way to meet other Auslan users, students, and friends, in a relaxed social setting. We’ll have some fun and games for everyone, and a sign friendly environment where you can meet new people.
Deaf Children Australia
Starts 29 July 2021
DCA's online mentoring course provides a fun and engaging way for students aged 12 to 15 years to build social connections and confidence in a safe and supportive environment.
Deaf Children Australia
28 September 2021 – 30 September 2021
Dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing Year 10-12 students. This 2 and a half-day camp is a unique opportunity to meet your peers, make new friends, enjoy physical activities, build confidence, and have a lot of fun.
Summit Adventure Park, Trafalgar East
Victorian Deaf Education Institute
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 4:00 PM
Carina Patterson, Paediatric Audiologist at Hearing Australia explores the impact of classroom acoustics on learning outcomes of students.
Loud Shirt Day
Friday 22 October 2021
Loud Shirt Day is an international campaign raising valuable funds to help children with hearing loss learning to listen and speak.
It couldn’t be easier to get involved and show your support – all you need to start is a LOUD shirt!, Rally your community together and don your loudest and proudest shirts.
20 September – 26 September 2021
The International Week of the Deaf People is celebrated through various activities by Deaf Communities all around the world. These activities and events welcome the participation of all members of deaf communities, which include families of deaf people, professional and accredited sign language interpreters, peers, as well as the involvement of various stakeholders such as national governments, national and international human rights organizations, and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities.
Postponement of the 2021 Summer Deaflympics to 2022
On 29 January 2021, Plural Committee of the 2021 Summer Deaflympics received the ICSD Letter concerned with the safety and health of deaf athletes, teams, families, organization, volunteers and spectators from all over the world during COVID-19 pandemic.
It was decided that the event should take place between the 01 and 15 May 2022 in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.
Australian Deaf Games
16 – 23 April 2022
Games registration and volunteer registration now open!
Newcastle and Lake Macquarie