Someone who understands
After learning your child is deaf or hard of hearing you may have many questions. Our Parent Mentors are here to help with our free Program.
It can be reassuring to speak with another parent, someone who has travelled a similar path and can provide unbiased information and support during this time.
Trained Parent Mentors are available to meet with families through one-on-one visits , on line or by phone. This can take place in your home, in your community, at an Early Intervention Centre playgroup and family network events.
Connect with other families
You might like to connect with other families who share similar experiences. We can help facilitate this through a range of online and face to face catch ups. We will introduce you to a supportive, welcoming and active network of families who have a child or children who are deaf or hard of hearing. All children are welcome regardless of preferred communication methods or hearing devices.
Whether you are just starting out, or have many years experience, you are very welcome to join your local group.
There is no cost to join, and all catch ups are inexpensive, all inclusive, fun family activities. So join our community and build connections and share experiences.
Speaking to another parent normalised everything for me. I felt connected and I had a sense of belonging. By talking to another parent, I got the gift of empowerment and strength - which every child needs from their parents.
We have moved from our face to face support to engaging with parents via:
- Skype, FaceTime, Zoom etc
Stay in touch to find out when we can continue our face to face Parent Mentoring.
... we spent hours in the hospital struggling to understand all the information being relayed by a string of specialists. Then we met our Parent Mentor, for the first time since the diagnosis, I thought this is someone who really knows how overwhelmed you can feel.