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Chief Executive Announcement

10/11/2017

A special announcement from Judy Curran, Group Chief Executive You may be aware that earlier this year I announced that I would be retiring from my position as Group Chief Executive with the Can:Do Group at the end of the year. Following this announcement, our Board undertook an e...

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Cash and Car Lottery

16/10/2017

1st Prize Hyundai i30 Active Manual Car - RRP = $22,990 or Cash Option of $15,000 2nd Prize $5,000 Cash 3rd Prize         $1,000 Cash Early Bird Prize Draw (to be eligible to go into the early bird prize draw, tickets are to be paid for by 5pm 6 Dece...

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Smile Magazine Issue #12

10/10/2017

  Read the latest edition of Smile Magazine. Ashley's fight for inclusion - being the only signing Deaf person in the small town of Crystal Brook; Auslan /  English Interpreting career; Fussy eating - Top 10 mealtime tips to support your family; Paediatric Hearin...

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Importance of Emergency Interpreting in Australia

10/10/2017

The Absolute Importance of Emergency Interpreting in Australia Australia experiences a wide range of natural disasters that cause great financial hardship for individuals and communities, and can result in loss of life. When considered from the perspective of deaf and hard of hearing commun...

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Professional Learning Opportunity

10/10/2017

National Auslan Communications for Emergencies Professional Learning Opportunity Would you like to know more about how interpreters work in emergency and media situations? In partnership with ASLIA and VicDeaf, we highlight the key learnings taken from the National Emergency Management Proj...

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Famous Deaf Australian

27/09/2017

Drisana Levitzke-Gray Drisana Levitzke-Gray is the recipient of the 2015 Young Australian of the Year Award and WA Young Australian of the Year Award in recognition of her passion and dedication in advocating for the human rights of deaf people, raising awareness about Auslan (Australian Sign ...

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National Week of Deaf People

22/09/2017

Celebrating National Week of Deaf People Come and celebrate the community, language, culture and history of South Australia's Deaf Community with us in 2017!   Come and try Auslan - RSVP essential (limited places) Introduce yourself to the fascinating langua...

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Auslan Course in Modbury

06/09/2017

FULLY BOOKED!   Follow us on Facebook for latest updates!  2 Day Auslan Intensive Course Hello Modbury! Learn Auslan with Deaf Can:Do's popular Talking Hands Auslan classes in Modbury. Learn Auslan (Australian Sign Language) with South Australia’s leader in profes...

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Learn Auslan, Mount Gambier!

23/08/2017

FULLY BOOKED!  For further details please contact us on 8100 8200. We are excited to announce that we will be running our popular Talking Hands Auslan classes in Mount Gambier! Learn Auslan (Australian Sign Language) with South Australia’s leader in profess...

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Apply for a scholarship!

11/08/2017

Are you a young Deaf person? Do you have an idea or project that will help you develop your leadership skills for the SA Deaf community? Deaf Can:Do can help you! Deaf Can:Do Community and Leadership Scholarships are provided by the Can:Do Group to groups and individuals.   T...

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Nominate for the Deaf Roundtable!

11/08/2017

Do you want to help shape the future of services to the South Australian Deaf community? Deaf Can:Do, The Royal South Australian Deaf Society (DCD) delivers services and support to Deaf and Hard of Hearing South Australians.  DCD is establishing the Deaf Directions Roundtable, or DDR, to ...

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NDIS Information Sessions

07/08/2017

The NDIS has started for adults in South Australia. Would you like more information on how to access the NDIS? Deaf Can:Do are hosting both group sessions for people who would like further information on how to access the NDIS or those who are eligible for the NDIS. Each session is open t...

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New Auslan Curriculum

04/07/2017

Did you know Deaf Can:Do has been working on a new curriculum for their Auslan short courses Talking Hands? The new curriculum has been designed around a holistic approach to the language, grammar first-vocabulary later that helps students use full sequences faster. There are three course leve...

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We want you!

28/04/2017

The last few years have been full of changes for Deaf Can:Do, The Royal South Australian Deaf Society and we are excited to be planning for our future.  To help us do so, we have engaged an independent market research company, Intuito, to conduct some research which aims to help us impro...

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2017/2018 Entertainment Book

11/04/2017

We are excited to announce the NEW 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Books and Digital Memberships are now available! Discover thousands of valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more – c...

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Welcome to the Can:Do Classroom

31/01/2017

The Can:Do Classroom brings our experts to your classroom in the form of a FREE comprehensive national curriculum schools based education program that teaches South Australian primary school children about social inclusion, noise induced hearing loss, and Australian Sign Language (Ausla...

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Can:Do Charity Challenge

17/01/2017

Congratulations again to our 9 amazing Can:Do Charity Challengers, what a great achievement in raising over $100,000 to support the services provided by Can:Do 4Kids and Deaf Can:Do! Follow our Facebook page here for the confirmed television screening date, coming to a TV near you very soon! ...

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NWDP Events

07/11/2016

The National Week of Deaf People is held annually in the third week of October to celebrate Deaf individuals and the Australian Deaf community.  The NWDP started with Deaf Can:Do opening its doors for Come and Try Auslan sessions. These were a huge success with many attendees given the op...

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Young Kids, Big Hearts

23/09/2016

Meet these young fundraisers giving back. Salisbury Downs Primary School In a recent development of the Australian Curriculum, schools must offer the opportunity for all students to learn a language in addition to English. At Deaf Can:Do we are very pleased to be supporting schools that hav...

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Supporting Young Deaf Leaders

23/09/2016

Each year Deaf Can:Do provides scholarships to young and emerging leaders in the South Australian Deaf community to further their development. One of our scholarship recipients this year is 15 year old Deaf student Sacha, who is travelling to the United States for an exchange program...

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Celebrating 125 years of the Royal South Australian Deaf Society

23/09/2016

Established in 1891, Deaf Can:Do, The Royal South Australian Deaf Society has been providing vital services to the Deaf community for 125 years. In celebration, we gathered members of the Deaf Community to create a video to share what it is like to be a Deaf person and show the impor...

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A Mother first, a Deaf woman second

23/09/2016

Jordanna's story. Being diagnosed as Deaf at a year old, my parents placed me at a specialised preschool for the Deaf and hard of hearing. From there, I had many opportunities provided for me, I was provided with access to sign language, speech, and even cued speech. My parents w...

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Signed for Success

23/09/2016

In response to the growing need for more Auslan support in the community, Deaf Can:Do offers an Auslan Tutoring Program (ATP) for children and their families who want to create and actively communicate in a bilingual environment. The ATP program focuses on support in language develop...

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Client Records Update

14/07/2016

Deaf Can:Do is updating our client records. If you prefer information in Auslan this video will explain what to do.

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People with Disability Australia Visit Adelaide

19/10/2015

People with Disability Australia will be visiting South Australia from Monday 19th - Friday 23rd October in relation to our work on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Royal Commission is exploring how to keep children safe, and they are enc...

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All About Auslan

18/06/2015

Australian Sign Language, more commonly known as Auslan, is the natural language of the Deaf community of Australia. Auslan originated from historic roots of British Sign Language (BSL) but due to distance and the different cultural environments of Australia and Britain, Auslan develope...

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