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Accessibility at Adelaide Fringe 2019


Accessibility at Adelaide Fringe in 2019 We are very excited to be an accessibility partner for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Feel free to email Bec Secombe, Diversity and Access Coordinator, at access@adelaidefringe.com.au for any access enquiries. 2019 Adelaide Fringe ...

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Cash and Car Lottery


Want to win a new Hyundai i30 or $15,000 cash? Enter our Deaf Can:Do lottery for your chance to win AND you will be helping us provide crisis support to South Australia’s Deaf Community! At Deaf Can:Do we work to alleviate isolation and equip people who are Deaf and hard of hearing with ...

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Smile Magazine Issue#15


Read the latest edition of Smile Magazine. Early Intervention supports Zara National Week of Deaf People Meet Matt - We chat to Matthew about his hearing loss experience

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National Week of Deaf People 2018


Come and celebrate the community, language, culture and history of South Australia's Deaf Community with us in 2018! Held annually in September, National Week of Deaf People provides the Deaf community with a weeklong celebration to an opportunity to honour their culture and language as we...

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Smile Magazine Issue#14


Read the latest edition of Smile Magazine. Drake's family get the support they need; Sophia's interpreting success story; Community Dollars, how you can participate;

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2018/2019 Entertainment Book


Have you ordered your 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Book or Digital Membership? For only $70, you will receive $20,000 of value and you will also be supporting Deaf or Hard of Hearing South Australians! Choose from the following memberships, The traditional Entertainment™ Book Membe...

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Learn Auslan, Mount Gambier!


We are excited to announce that we will be running our popular Talking Hands Auslan classes in Mount Gambier again! Learn Auslan (Australian Sign Language) with South Australia’s leader in professional hands-on Auslan classes, workshops, presentations and events! Proof of concession must...

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Smile Magazine Issue#13


Read the latest edition of Smile Magazine. A new life for Lucas; Meet Heidi - the new Group Chief Executive; Coins 4Kids - how can you help?

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Learn Auslan, Mawson Lakes!


Two-day Auslan Intensive Course New Auslan location - Mawson Lakes!  We listened to your feedback and are excited to announce our next Auslan weekend intensive. This is your opportunity to complete Talking Hands 1, 2 or both on the weekend!  Talking Hands 1 - Mawson Lakes Satu...

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Enrolling and voting at our State Election


Deaf Can:Do are working with the Electoral Commission SA ensuring that people with any disability are fully informed about enrolling and voting at our State Election. Are you aware that the deadline for South Australians to enrol for the first time or to update their address/name is&...

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Deaf Can:Do will be closed from 2pm on Friday, 22nd December 2017 and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday, 2nd of January 2018. During this time our contact details are provided below.  Community Services (urgent matters only): SMS 0458 236 835 Interpreting Services (After hours cont...

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AFDS Update


The Australian Federation of Deaf Societies (AFDS) comprising member organisations Deaf Can Do (S.A), Deaf Services Queensland, West Australian Deaf Society, The Deaf Society (NSW), and Vicdeaf, incorporating Tasdeaf, recently undertook a review of AFDS, its purpose and future directions. The ...

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Chief Executive Announcement


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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Importance of Emergency Interpreting in Australia


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


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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Smile Magazine Issue #12


  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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Famous Deaf Australian


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


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) ...

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Auslan Course in Modbury


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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Nominate for the Deaf Roundtable!


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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Apply for a scholarship!


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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NDIS Information Sessions


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


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!


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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Welcome to the Can:Do Classroom


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


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


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


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


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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Signed for Success


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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A Mother first, a Deaf woman second


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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Celebrating 125 years of the Royal South Australian Deaf Society


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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Client Records Update


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


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


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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